A big thank-you to my fairy god-gardener, who made this spinach happen.
Sure, you could have healthy spinach. Or you could have THIS spinach. And here's a tip: The sauce, sans spinach and with rehydrated sundried tomatoes makes an awesome pasta sauce.
2 T. butter
2 T. flour
Chopped garlic, scallions, shallots, onions - whatever you have on hand
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. shredded or grated hard cheese, such as parmesan, romano, or asiago
2 T. cream cheese
1 lb. fresh spinach, blanched and chopped, or 1 bag frozen spinach, thawed
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and garlic, etc. and cook for a few minutes.
- Whisk in the milk and cream and cook until very thick.
- Turn off the burner, add cheeses, and stir until melted.
- Add spinach and heat through.