Creamed Spinach

Boost the flavor of this rich steakhouse classic with cream cheese and Velveeta.

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Oct 5 2017, 1:00pm

Photo by Heami Lee

Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes


Ingredients

3 tablespoons|40 grams unsalted butter
3 medium shallots, thinly sliced
2 1/2 pounds|1.13 kg baby spinach
2 tablespoons Pernod
8 ounces|225 grams cream cheese, cubed
8 ounces|225 grams Velveeta, cubed
freshly ground nutmeg
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add the spinach (you may need to add it in batches) and cook until it wilts. Remove the spinach and shallots and drain the liquid from the pan. Squeeze the liquid from the spinach, too, then return to the pan. Stir in the Pernod and cook until it evaporates, about 2 minutes.

2. Stir in the cream cheese and Velveeta and cook until the cheese has melted and the mixture is thick, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add in the nutmeg. Serve immediately.