Creamed Mushrooms and Spinach

Creamed Mushrooms and Spinach

This creamy spinach and mushroom dish is a perfect cozy comfort food.  It is creamy, indulgent and packed with mushrooms and spinach.

It is really tasty and satisfying, quick and easy to make, great for a tasty weeknight dinner. This dish comes together fairly quickly, as it is ready in about 30 minutes, it is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or weekend brunch. I use button or chestnut mushrooms for this as they have more flavour, but you could add in some wild mushrooms too.

I am a huge spinach and mushroom fan. I really like the creamy, cheesy sauce that is smooth and garlicky and elevated with addition of spinach and mushrooms.  My friend Nisha taught me this dish. And while you are cooking this tasty creamy mushroom and spinach dish – your entire house will smell like a top-notch Italian restaurant- all thanks to garlic and cheese. And don’t you just love the smell of garlic being cooked?

At my home, we love this dish with either garlic bread or with rice. Try this recipe once and it will surely become your family favourite.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped spinach
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons cornflour
1½ cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons cream

Directions

Step-1

Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté the garlic for a minute.

Step-2

Next add the onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes on medium heat or until they turn translucent.

Add the spinach and sauté for a minute.

Step-3

Once the spinach is sautéed add the mushroom and cook on medium heat for a minute.

Step-4

Add the cornflour and mix. Next whisk in the milk, salt, white pepper, oregano, red chili flakes and basil and stir until the milk begins to bubble up and mixture begins to thicken.

Step-5

Add the cheese and cream and cook on medium heat for another minute.

Serve hot with either garlic bread or rice!

Tips & Variations

  1. You can use butter instead of olive oil. While using butter, add few drops of oil in it to avoid burning of butter.
  2. You can use other leafy vegetables like kale.
  3. You can substitute black pepper in place of white pepper.
  4. You can add plain flour instead of cornflour.
  5. I have used button mushrooms but portobello, cremini, chestnut, and shitake mushrooms work well too.
  6. You can also add Italian seasoning in place of oregano.
  7. I use either cheddar or parmesan cheese for this dish. The cheese needs to melt well, so take that into consideration when choosing your cheese.
  8. You can also bake the dish with panko breadcrumbs as topping for 10 minutes on 180C/ 160 Fan/ Gas 4.
  9. You can use homemade cream or fresh cream available in the market.

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