I had a bunch of spinach that needed to be cooked so I came up with this recipe. Andy and I loved it. It was so creamy and yummy.
4 packed cups fresh baby spinach
3 tablespoons butter
4 scallions, chopped
2 tablespoons flour
2/3 cup whipping cream, divided
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 pound ground sausage, drained
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
¾ cup heavy cream
Deep dish pie crust
Melt butter in a large skillet and add spinach and scallions, wilt spinach. Add flour all at once and stir until well blended. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add 2/3 cup cream, stirring until thickened. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg. Meanwhile, brown sausage and add garlic close to the end of browning. Drain sausage and combine with spinach mixture, allow cooling. Pour sausage and spinach mixture into bottom of pie shell. Top with cheese. Whisk eggs and remainder of cream and season with salt and pepper. Slowly pour egg mixture over cheese, use a fork to incorporate eggs with sausage mixture. Place on a lined cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes or until eggs have set.