Creamed Spinach Recipe With Nutmeg And Gruyère

Creamed spinach with nutmeg and gruyère

  • serves 6 as a side
  • Easy

An indulgent, cheesy side that won't leave you slaving over the stove for hours, this wintery spinach dish is really quick and easy to make

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Melt the butter in a pan. Add the flour and stir to make a roux. Keep stirring and gradually add the milk to make a white sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes, then stir in the cream and season well. Add the nutmeg and the gruyère and cook until the cheese has melted. Stir in the spinach and cook for a couple of minutes. Tip into a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle over the parmesan and flash under a hot grill until golden and bubbling before serving.

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Ingredients

  • spinach 500g, washed and chopped
  • butter 25g
  • plain flour 1 tbsp
  • milk 200ml
  • double cream 150ml
  • nutmeg a few gratings
  • gruyère 75g, grated
  • parmesan 50g, grated

Method

  • Step 1

    Put the spinach in a colander and pour over a kettleful of boiling water, to wilt, then cool and squeeze out as much excess water as you can.

  • Step 2

    Melt the butter in a pan. Add the flour and stir to make a roux. Keep stirring and gradually add the milk to make a white sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes, then stir in the cream and season well. Add the nutmeg and the gruyère and cook until the cheese has melted. Stir in the spinach and cook for a couple of minutes. Tip into a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle over the parmesan and flash under a hot grill until golden and bubbling before serving.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 290
  • Fat 25.3g
  • Saturates 15.6g
  • Carbs 4.7g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Protein 10.3g
  • Salt 0.5g
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