|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||28%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||9%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 25mg||127%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
You may know Boursin cheese as that spreadable herbed cheese that you can buy right in the cheese section at your local grocery store. People love it because it's really great on crackers or as part of a crudite platter. But Boursin cheese makes a quick and easy sauce for fresh spinach, taking the concept of creamed spinach to the next level, and using a shortcut in the process.
This recipe calls for baby spinach, which has a tender and sweet taste but you can use regular spinach instead, roughly chopped. If you don't have red onion, you can substitute shallots instead. You might be surprised to see nutmeg in this Boursin creamed spinach recipe if you've only encountered in sweet baked goods, but it helps to bring out the flavor in creamy vegetable dishes like this one. (Try a dash of ground nutmeg it in broccoli cheddar soup.)
Make this very quick Boursin spinach recipe for a weekend meal or special holiday dinner, and garnish with a little freshly grated Parmesan cheese. It's very good alongside a roast beef or grilled steak dinner, or a roasted chicken.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
10 to 12 ounces baby spinach, rinsed
1 (4.4-ounce) container light garlic and herbs Boursin cheese
1 tablespoon grated nutmeg
1 dash freshly ground black pepper
Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and saute the onion. When the onion is softened, add the rinsed spinach. Cook, stirring until spinach has wilted.
Stir in the Boursin cheese, nutmeg, and pepper until cheese is melted.
Serve garnished with a little shredded Parmesan.
If you have leftover creamed spinach with Boursin cheese, you can use this as a makeshift spinach dip with crackers, chopped veggies, or hunks of freshly baked crusty bread.
If you want to thicken this creamed spinach for dipping purposes, you can add a little heavy cream or a couple of tablespoons of cream cheese along with the Boursin.
- Toss a tablespoon of melted butter with 1/2 cup or so of toasted breadcrumbs (panko, seasoned Italian ones—your pick) and sprinkle over the top of the creamed spinach. Place the casserole dish under the broiler for a minute or two until the breadcrumbs brown.
- You can use regular spinach if you like, or other greens such as Swiss chard, or any type of kale. Or you can combine different amounts of these greens for a range of flavors.
- If you like things to be garlicky, add a clove of minced garlic to the dish toward the end of when the onions are cooking—you don't want the garlic to burn by adding it too soon.