Creamed spinach in an oval white serving bowl with a serving spoon

Easy Creamed Spinach

  • Author: Amy @ The Blond Cook
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


Tender spinach in a velvety, cheesy cream sauce is always a welcomed side dish!


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup minced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 11/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for topping (optional)


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender (about 3 to 4 minutes).
  2. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, stirring constantly (about 30 seconds).
  3. Add heavy cream, cream cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg.  Stir until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth.
  4. In a small bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together milk and flour.  Pour into mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened (about 1 to 2 minutes).
  6. Add spinach and stir well to combine.  Cook (stirring frequently) until spinach is heated, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan, if desired.


  • Allow to cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in a large skillet over low heat (stirring frequently) until warmed through.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

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