Your Daily Dish: Steakhouse Creamed Spinach
Among the mahogany walls, something great is happening in swanky steakhouses across the nation…carnivores are eating spinach. A simple side dish that seems healthy next to fried hash browns, the overly creamy restaurant version is still too artery-clogging for our taste. Using whipped cream cheese, our easy, silky smooth spinach brings home all the taste of the upscale steakhouse without the $15 side-dish robbery and the velvet banquettes.
4 (10oz/283g) packages frozen chopped spinach
2 (6oz/170g) containers Kraft Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1) Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 11×7-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2) Defrost spinach according to package directions. Drain very well, squeezing spinach to ensure all excess liquid is removed.
3) In a food processor, place cream cheese, melted butter, salt, pepper and spinach together. Process for 10 seconds. Using a rubber spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl and do 3-4 quick pulses to combine.
4) Transfer to prepared baking dish, sprinkle top with Parmesan and bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
Bite Me Bit: “Never eat spinach just before going on the air.” -Dan Rather
While you’re in the steakhouse mode, this recipe for Grilled Steaks with Red Wine Sauce is guaranteed to knock your socks off.
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