All you need is five simple ingredients and time for cream to reduce with savory Parmesan cheese for a restaurant-style creamed spinach cooked right on the stovetop.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 45minutes
1clovegarlicpressed or minced
1/4tspkosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4tspfreshly grated nutmeg
1poundsfresh spinach leaves
1/2cupfreshly grated Parmesan cheese
In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until it becomes fragrant. Add the cream and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and cook the cream at a slow boil, stirring occasionally until the cream has thickened and reduced by half, about 25 minutes. Season with kosher salt, black pepper and the nutmeg.
Working in batches, add the spinach to the cream sauce, tossing to coat as the spinach cooks down. Repeat in batches until the last batch is just beginning to wilt, then add the Parmesan cheese and toss with the spinach leaves and cook until the last batch is just barely done. The spinach will continue to cook once it's removed from the heat. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese as desired and serve warm.