A mouthwatering and heartwarming meal awaits those who take the time to craft this simple yet delicious dinner of oven-roasted chicken breast with potato gnocchi and creamed spinach.
Today we are presenting our National Spinach Day Recipe with creamed spinach as the star side dish.
The succulent chicken is tenderized to perfection thanks to the oven’s even heat, while the hearty potato gnocchi adds a subtle crunch that enriches the entire dish. The cream-based sauce on the spinach binds everything together in a blanket of smooth, creamy richness that accents each bite without overpowering any one flavor.
Assembling this appetizing assortment is sure to bring smiles all around and it promises to be just as satisfying for your taste buds as it is for your soul.
National Spinach Day Recipe – Creamed Spinach
If you’re looking for a savory side dish that will impress your dinner guests, creamed spinach is the perfect choice! It’s incredibly easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients. Plus, it tastes amazing and looks great on the plate. Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to make this delicious side dish in no time.
For this Easy Recipe, you’ll need
- 10-ounce package of frozen spinach (thawed)
- one tablespoon of butter
- one tablespoon of all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup of heavy cream, two cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- salt and pepper to taste.
Step 1: Prepping the Spinach
The first step is to thaw your spinach if necessary. Once it’s thawed, squeeze out any excess water using either a cheesecloth or paper towels. This will ensure that your creamed spinach isn’t too watery once finished cooking. Once that’s done set the spinach aside and move onto the next step.
Step 2: Making the Cream Sauce
In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt the butter until it bubbles and then add in your minced garlic and onion powder. Cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant before adding in the flour and whisking continuously for about 2 minutes until everything is mixed together well with no lumps remaining.
Next slowly pour in your heavy cream while whisking continuously until everything is fully combined and a thick sauce forms in the pan.
Then add in your nutmeg followed by salt and pepper to taste before reducing the heat to low and allowing everything to simmer gently for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally so nothing sticks or burns on the bottom of pan.
Once finished, remove from heat immediately and allow it to cool slightly. That makes it easier to handle when added into the spinach later on. Set aside keeping warm over low heat if needed while you move onto the next step!
Step 3: Finishing Up Your Creamed Spinach
Now grab your prepared spinach from earlier and add it into a large bowl along with your creamy sauce. Make sure to mix everything together really well using either a wooden spoon or spatula. Ensure all pieces are evenly coated with sauce before transferring it all back into your warm pan over low heat. Stir occasionally until heated through.
Serve immediately while hot with some freshly grated parmesan cheese as garnish.
Creamed spinach is an easy yet impressive side dish that can be made with minimal effort but maximum impact! So give this recipe a try today – you won’t be disappointed!
You might also be interested in this poached eggs recipe with spinach…
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Along Side of our National Spinach Day Recipe:
Delicious Potato Gnocchi From Scratch
Are you looking for a way to impress your family and friends with a delicious, home-cooked meal? If so, look no further than potato gnocchi.
This Italian classic is the perfect dish for any occasion, and it’s surprisingly easy to make. Read on to learn how to make your own potato gnocchi from scratch!
Ingredients You’ll Need
• 2 lbs of russet potatoes
• 2 cups of all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon of salt
• 2 eggs (optional)
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Step 1. Wash the potatoes and bake them in the oven for 1 hour or until they are soft enough that you can easily pierce them with a fork. Remove the cooked potatoes from the oven and let them cool before peeling off their skins.
Step 2. Once cooled, grate the potatoes into a large bowl using a cheese grater or food processor. Add in the flour and salt and mix everything together until it forms a doughy mixture. If you’d like, you can add two eggs for extra protein and flavor.
Step 3. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and pliable, about 5 minutes or so. Then, roll out small pieces of dough into long strips about ½ inch thick. Cut these strips into 1-inch pieces using a butter knife or pizza cutter; these will be your gnocchi!
Step 4. To cook the gnocchi, bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat on your stovetop. Drop in as many gnocchi as you’d like at once; they will sink to the bottom but will float up when they’re ready—typically within 4–5 minutes.
When they’ve finished cooking, remove them from the pot with a slotted spoon and serve immediately with your favorite sauce! Enjoy!
Making potato gnocchi is an easy way to impress your friends with amazing home-cooked Italian cuisine without spending hours in the kitchen!
The key is selecting good quality potatoes that are firm yet ripe enough for baking; this will ensure that your gnocchi come out perfectly every time!
With just five simple ingredients and minimal prep work involved in this recipe, you won’t believe how easy it is to make delicious homemade potato gnocchi from scratch—enjoy!
Also with our National Spinach Day Recipe:
The Perfect Chicken Breast
Cooked just right, chicken breasts can be tender and juicy with a nice, crispy golden crust.
Whether you are new to the kitchen or an experienced chef looking for a quick and easy recipe, this step-by-step guide will show you how to cook chicken breasts perfectly every time! [More Chicken Recipes]
Let’s get started.
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375°F. This is important because preheating ensures that your chicken will cook evenly and develop a nice golden crust.
Step 2: Prepare the chicken breast by patting it dry with paper towels and seasoning both sides with salt and pepper (or your favorite herbs). Using paper towels helps ensure that the seasoning sticks to the chicken better than if it were wet.
Step 3: Heat some oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook them until they are golden brown on each side, about 4 minutes per side. Make sure not to overcook them as they will continue cooking in the oven later on!
Step 4: Place the cooked chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Once finished baking, let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Cooking delicious, juicy chicken breasts doesn’t have to be difficult if you follow this simple recipe! That’s all it takes to get perfectly cooked chicken without fail every single time.