Classic Creamed Spinach Recipe
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Classic Creamed Spinach Recipe

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Using fresh spinach instead of frozen really enhances the flavor of this classic recipe from Ann Van Dyk of Wrightstown, Wisconsin. The hint of nutmeg makes this side dish even more appealing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 pound fresh spinach, torn
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups milk

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 318 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 581mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook spinach in oil for 3 minutes or until wilted. Transfer to a cutting board; chop. Melt butter in the Dutch oven. Add onion; saute for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in flour, salt and nutmeg until combined. Gradually whisk in milk until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the chopped spinach. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Creamed Spinach in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p57

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"Super decadent...maybe because I for whatever reason used 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup heavy cream, a bit of cream cheese and a tad of cracked black pepper just because I love it...not that it isn't fabulous just the way it is!"

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"So simple and delicious, I'll be making this often."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"This tasted delicious and was very easy to prepare. I modified it just a little. Added a pinch of cinnamon, decreased flour to 1 Tbsp, decreased butter to 3 Tbsp. added 2 oz cream cheese, decreased milk to 1-1/4"

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"Have been looking for spinach recipes & came across this one. This recipe was great & had a great flavor to it! I decreased the amount of butter & used fresh spinach."

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"Easy, comfort food. added a bit more nutmeg to taste and garlic at the same time I added the onions. I used frozen spinach for convenience."

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