I have always liked spinach… maybe it’s because I loved ‘Popeye the Sailor Man’. I always thought my Pop-pop resembled him and maybe he was just undercover… lol.
Easy Creamed Spinach
- 2 1/2 pounds spinach, washed
- 2 T. butter or margarine
- 1 onion, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 block cream cheese, softened and cubed
- 1/2 cup milk
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Steam spinach in boiling salted water until just wilted, about 1 minute.
Drain and rinse with cold water until cool.
Once cool, squeeze the spinach to remove as much water as possible.
Chop and set to the side.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion and garlic to the butter and cook 3 to 5 minutes until softened.
Add cream cheese and milk. Stir constantly until the cheese is melted.
Stir in spinach and simmer mixture for 8-10 minutes until slightly thickened.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.