Creamed Spinach (Like Boston Market)


5 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup half and half cream
4 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 packages (10 ounce size) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Stir flour and salt into pan until creamed together. Slowly stir in cream, then stir in cream cheese.

Increase heat to medium. Constantly whisk until mixture becomes thick and smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, saute onions and garlic in remaining butter until transparent. Add spinach and water to pan. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes.

Stir prepared sauce and Parmesan into pan. Stir until completely blended.