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Steakhouse Style Creamed Spinach

A delicious side dish for any occassion!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Equipment

  • Cutting Board & Chef Knife
  • Large Saute Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Microplane

Ingredients
  

  • 24oz Raw Baby Spinach about 4 bags
  • 4 slices Bacon diced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion small dice
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 cup Half & Half
  • 1 Lemon zested
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Kosher Salt & Black Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat.
  • Add the diced bacon and slowly render the fat until the bacon is crispy, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the cooked bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon. Then, add the diced onion to the pan and saut√© in the bacon fat until tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.¬†
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Next, sprinkle the flour over the onion/garlic mixture.
  • Simultaneously, pour the milk and heavy cream into the saute pan while stirrring with a wooden spoon to ensure there are no flour chunks.
  • Cook over medium low heat until the mixture has thickened slightly.
  • Then, add the raw spinach to the mixture. Cook on low until spinach is completely wilted.
  • Add bacon crumbles back to the spinach along with freshly grated lemon zest.
  • Season with salt & pepper to taste.