Spinach. Despite Popeye’s best efforts, it’s gotten a bad rap over the years. Most people either love it or hate it. Me? I love it. Not that canned stuff Popeye carried around or that I suffered through while growing up. But real, fresh spinach, usually served up in a salad or lightly sauteed in a little olive oil. Healthy stuff that tastes good.
But sometimes it’s worth a splurge and healthy goes out the window. Like this recipe. It’s not heart-healthy at all, but it sure does taste good! I started researching recipes and kept coming back to knock-off recipes for Boston Market’s version of this dish. Some called for sour cream, others for cream cheese. Otherwise, almost all the recipes I read were very similar. I used fresh spinach and sauteed it myself. You can thaw out a bunch of frozen stuff if you like.
- Spinach, 2 10-ounce bags
- Butter, 5 tablespoons, divided
- Flour, 1/3 cup
- Milk, 1 cup
- Nutmeg, a dash or two
- Green Onion (or white), about 1/4 cup chopped
- Parmesan, 1/2 cup, grated
- Sour Cream, 1/2 cup
Then, in a small saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Once it begins to bubble add the flour and stir it until it’s a smooth paste.