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Easy Creamed Spinach

Using frozen spinach slashes time in this delicious and easy creamed spinach recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter 4 tablespoons
  • ½ cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • ½ teaspoon salt more or less, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper more or less, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 (16 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese optional topping


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


  • Allow to cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 days.
  • Reheat in a large skillet over low heat (stirring frequently) until warmed through.  The cream sauce will thicken after refrigerating; add 2 to 3 tablespoons of milk when reheating, if necessary.