Creamed Spinach with Spiced Bread Crumbs

​This luxurious stovetop creamed spinach is enriched with sour cream and topped with crunchy spiced bread crumbs. Easy to pull together and not requiring any time in the oven, this dish makes a perfect Thanksgiving side.


INGREDIENTS2 lb. fresh spinach
8 tbsp. unsalted butter
½ cup fresh bread crumbs
¼ tsp. paprika
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large shallot, minced
5 tbsp. flour
1½ cups milk
⅓ cup sour cream
¼ cup grated Parmesan
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

INSTRUCTIONS1. Bring a 4-qt. saucepan of water to a boil; add spinach, and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Drain, and squeeze dry with a kitchen towel; set aside. Heat 3 tbsp. butter in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread crumbs, paprika, and salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Set aside.

2. Add remaining butter to skillet; add garlic and shallot; cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add flour; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add milk; boil. Add spinach, sour cream, Parmesan, juice, nutmeg, and salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish; sprinkle with bread crumbs.

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