Creamed Spinach and Mushrooms
This Creamed Spinach and Mushrooms is a steakhouse favorite made at home! It's the perfect side for your holiday table.
Servings: 6 servings
- 4 6-oz. bags baby spinach leaves, stems removed
- 2 Tbsp. butter, divided
- 8 oz. Baby Bella mushrooms, chopped
- 1/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 cup gruyere chesse, grated
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. Add the spinach, a handful at a time, waiting for it to wilt before adding more. When all the spinach is wilted, drain in a colander. Using a large spoon, press out as much as the water as possible. You can also use your hands to squeeze out the water.
In the saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, onion and garlic and cook until softened and until some of the mushroom liquid cooks away, stirring often. Reduce the temperature to medium-low and stir in the flour. Cook for an additional minute stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the milk and simmer until thickened, whisking often. Stir in the salt, pepper, nutmeg, cheese and spinach. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle with panko crumbs. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
As I mentioned above, you can make this dish ahead of time. I sometimes make it the night before. You'll spoon the mixture into your baking dish and the day you're baking it sprinkle the mixture with the panko crumbs and bake.
This side dish is vegetarian, but I've also made it with some crumbled bacon added in and you know who loves that! You can make it incredibly easy and grab the crumbled bacon in the small packet from the salad dressing aisle. I've been know to do that when I'm feeling super lazy!
Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 321mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 334mg | Iron: 0.8mg