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Creamed Spinach

Updated: Aug 28

homemade creamed spinach in a white bowl

Creamed spinach is a comforting and delectable side dish that is sure to impress. Whether you choose the quick and easy method or opt for the traditional slow-cooked version, the result will be a creamy and flavorful dish that will become a family favorite.

It is a simple yet elegant side dish that can be prepared in advance and reheated effortlessly in the microwave. If you are looking for the ideal way to use up leftover or dying spinach in the fridge to make a simple side dish then creamed spinach is the perfect recipe for you. It’s super creamy and irresistible that even picky eaters would enjoy it.

Preparation and Cooking Time

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4


⅛ cup heavy cream

2 ounces of cream cheese

1 clove garlic, minced

10 ounces of baby spinach

¼ cup milk

¼ medium yellow onion, finely chopped

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

⅛ teaspoon kosher salt

⅛ cup parmesan, freshly grated

1 tablespoon butter

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


Medium Pot

Medium Skillet


Step 1

Cook the spinach for about 30 seconds in a pot of boiling salted water. Afterward, drain and transfer it to a bowl of ice water to rapidly cool. Once cooled down, drain again and firmly squeeze out as much excess water as possible.

Step 2

Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and cook for about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an extra 1 minute or until aromatic.

Step 3

Add heavy cream, milk, and cheese to the skillet and stir to combine. Allow to simmer until the cream cheese is melted. Add salt, ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

Step 4

Then add the spinach and parmesan and mix to combine. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

1. You can prepare the creamed spinach and refrigerate it until you are ready to serve. Before serving, reheat in a microwave without covering and stir from time to time until hot. Feel free to add a bit of cream when reheating if you like.

2. You can replace fresh spinach with frozen chopped spinach. Simply thaw and squeeze dry before you add it to the sauce.

Nutrition Information

(Per serving)

Calories: 302 | Fat:27g | Saturated fat:16g |Carbohydrates:6g | Protein:5g | Sugar:2g | Fiber:2g | Sodium:354 mg | Cholesterol:95mg

Nutritional information is a guide only.

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