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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Boston Market Creamed Spinach

 If you are a spinach lover and haven't tried creamed spinach before, now is the time! It is comforting and so tasty, the perfect side dish to a home cooked meal. I haven't had Boston Market creamed spinach before, so I can't vouch for how close it is that, but I do know that it is extremely delicious. Enjoy!

Note: I happened to have a large bag of fresh spinach so I used that instead. My ratio of cheese sauce to spinach is a little heavy on the sauce side. Normally there would be more greens in there, but I was using what I had in the fridge.

Boston Market Creamed Spinach
Makes 8 servings

  • 5 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 (10 ounce) boxes frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. In a saucepan over medium low heat, melt 3 Tbls butter.
2. Stir flour and salt into pan until creamed together.
3. Slowly stir in cream, then stir in cream cheese, increase heat to medium.
4. Constantly whisk until mixture becomes thick and smooth, remove from heat and set aside.
5. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, saute onions and garlic in remaining butter until transparent.
6. Add spinach and water to pan, reduce heat to low, cover.
7. Cook, stirring occasionally for 8 minutes.
8. Stir prepared sauce and Parmesan cheese into pan, stir until completely blended.

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  1. Yum! I love spinach and have never tried it creamed. Pinned this.


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