SIDE DISHES: Creamed Spinach & Collard Greens

Creamed spinach is not only a steakhouse staple, but also a wonderful side dish for any holiday meal.

This uses a slight twist, adding collard greens into the mix. It’s unexpected, yet still equally delicious.

  • 4 TBL of olive oil
  • 1 Spanish onion – diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic – diced
  • 2 TBL of whole wheat flour
  • 10 oz of frozen spinach – thawed and drained
  • 3 cups of fresh collard greens – chopped
  • 10 oz of organic heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp of kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat.

Saute the onions and garlic on medium-low until onions have softened and have started to caramelize. Add the whole wheat flour and saute for about 2-3 minutes.

Add the chopped collard greens and thawed spinach. Toss with onions, and add another 2 tablespoons of olive oil as the flour will absorb the oil. Saute together for about 5 minutes.

After the greens have heated through, slowly add the heavy whipping cream. Scrape all the bits from the pan and turn the heat down to medium-low. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

Add the nutmeg, salt and pepper. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and turn the heat off.

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