Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Even those who say they don't like Spinach - this stuff is lick the plate good.

If you are going to eat carbs, make them the vegetable kind. Use bites of this delicious dish to moisten your bites of turkey: a trick of bariatric eating. The teeny amount of flour in this dish is necessary for the texture of the sauce, don't leave it out as you won't be eating a lot of it when you serve this on your dinner plate.

This is a fantastic side dish to offer to bring to a Thanksgiving, Christmas or any Special Occasion dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large shallots minced
  • 4 teaspoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon Better than bouillon
  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan sauté the shallots in the olive oil until softened and translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the flour and stirring constantly, cook until absorbed into the oil, 30 to 45 seconds.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk and evaporated milk and cook, scraping any of the residual cooked flour from the bottom of the pan.
  • Stir in the chicken base, bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the spinach and simmer until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan.
  • Serve immediately.