Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cheesy Spinach

  • 6 (10 ounce) packages frozen spinach
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1-2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste
  1. Defrost spinach, squeeze as much liquid as possible and set aside.
  2. Heat butter and oil in a pan and fry onion until translucent.  Add garlic and flour and fry for two more minutes.
  3. Add cream, milk, cinnamon powder, red and black pepper, and keep stirring on medium heat until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
  4. Add spinach, salt to taste, 1½ cups parmesan and and stir well.
  5. Transfer to a 8 X 10 baking dish and top with the remaining parmesan.
  6. Bake at 400 deg C for 20-30 min.
Serves 8-10

Add additional cheese to spinach mixture for extra cheesy taste.  Also, parmesan can be substituted with your favorite cheese.

Recipe can be cut in half.

The spinach mix can be prepared a day ahead, refrigerated, and baked just before serving.

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