Prep time: 5 minutes • Cook time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 Servings
Rich and creamy power greens, blended with Parmesan cheese and a hint of nutmeg, will have your guests asking for seconds. It’s a delicious side dish with beef, pork, chicken or fish, and quick and easy to make.
Not a fan of creamed spinach? We’re not worried. This quick and comforting delight will make doubters think again and aficionados clamor for more.
Adapted from a recipe from Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook by Myra Goodman
Steam the power greens in a steamer basket over boiling water until it wilts, about 1 minute. Transfer the greens to a colander to drain and let cool. Squeeze out any remaining water in the greens using your hands or wrap the greens in a dish cloth and squeeze.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the flour and cook for two minutes, whisking constantly. Add the milk and cream in a steady stream, continuing to whisk, and cook until the cream sauce thickens, another 2 minutes.
Add the power greens to the cream sauce and stir to combine. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, nutmeg and cook until the greens are heated through, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If you are using breadcrumbs, place breadcrumbs in a small skillet and toast until golden brown. Remove from heat and sprinkle toasted breadcrumbs on top of dish. Serve hot.
Cook’s Note: Steam the greens until they wilt — be careful not to overcook!
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