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Slow Cook: Creamed Spinach and Kale

Actual Cook Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Creamed spinach is a classic steakhouse side that delivers a creamy accompaniment to anything on the plate. We chose to add kale to this dish as it adds a little more texture than just spinach alone. While this dish is great served alongside steak, we also love it as a Thanksgiving side, pairing perfectly with leaner turkey meat. Squeezing all the water out of the greens keeps the dish from becoming too watery and maintains its silky, creamy texture. You can prep this recipe and keep it in a storage container in the fridge for up to three days in advance but we recommend cooking this day-of for maximum tastiness.

Slow Cook: Creamed Spinach and Kale

Ingredients

  • 24 oz frozen spinach, thawed
  • 12 oz frozen kale, thawed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

Place the thawed spinach and kale into the middle of a dishcloth and ring out to release the water from the greens.

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Alternatively, you can place the spinach and kale into a strainer and squeeze the water out with your hands. Place drained greens on a cutting board and chop.

In a large bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, butter, garlic, salt, pepper, nutmeg, half-and-half, and parmesan cheese.

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Add the spinach and kale to the bowl and mix thoroughly.

Place into a Suvie pan and load into upper zone.

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Fill reservoir, enter My Cook > Slow Cook & Starch settings and cook now or schedule.

My Cook > Slow Cook & Starch Settings

High, 1 hour

Starch: 0 minutes

After the cook, remove the pan from Suvie.

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Stir and adjust seasonings to taste. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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