Creamed Spinach with Gruyere Cheese


Introduction

This creamy spinach dish is full of flavour and makes a great side to any meal. It’s also really easy to make!

Ingredients

• 1kg spinach

• 500g Gruyere cheese, grated

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 onion, diced

• 1 tbsp flour

• 1 cup milk

• 1 tsp salt

• 1/4 tsp black pepper

Method

1. In a large pot, cook the spinach over medium heat until it wilts.

2. Add the garlic, onion, and flour, and cook for 1 more minute.

3. Stir in the milk and cheese, and season with salt and pepper.

4. Cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is thickened.

Potential changes & improvements

• If you want a richer dish, you could use cream instead of milk.

• You could also add some nutmeg for an extra depth of flavour.

• For a bit of a crunch, you could stir in some bread crumbs before serving.

What other food it works well with

This dish goes great with roasted meats or poultry. It would also be delicious served with a crusty baguette.

Common Mistakes

• Not cooking the spinach long enough – make sure to cook it until it’s completely wilted.

• Adding the cheese too early – wait until the spinach is cooked before adding the cheese, otherwise it might not melt properly.

• Not seasoning enough – this dish needs a bit of salt and pepper to really bring out the flavour.

Nutritional Information

• Calories: 400

• Fat: 28g

• Carbohydrates: 16g

• Protein: 20g

Allergens

This dish contains dairy.


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