Stay Home for a Steakhouse Supper: Roasted Garlic Creamed Spinach

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, April 14, 2011

Aired April 14, 2011

Serves Serves 4
1 large head of garlic, top trimmed to expose the cloves
EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
1 cup half-n-half
White pepper, to taste
Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
2 tablespoons butter
1 round tablespoon flour
2 10-ounce boxes chopped organic spinach, defrosted and wrung dry in a clean kitchen towel

Preheat oven to 425F. Drizzle garlic with oil and season with a little salt. Wrap tightly in foil and roast garlic to soft, 45 minutes. Let cool to handle.

Combine garlic, half-n-half, salt, white pepper and a little nutmeg in a blender and pure. Adjust seasoning to taste.

In medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter and whisk in flour. Cook 1 minute, add half-n-half mixture and bring to a bubble. Separate spinach with your fingertips as you add to the sauce. Simmer at a low bubble to thicken, 20-25 minutes.