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Classic Creamed Spinach Recipe

Classic Creamed Spinach Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Classic Creamed Spinach

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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."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"Very good recipe. Great way to eat spinach."

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"This recipe is delicious, and it was easy to prepare. The whole family ate it up."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Forgot to click stars...duh"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"It was quick, used fresh spinachand tasty. The only thing, even though I used the nutmeg, I couldn't taste a big difference."

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"This Classic Creamed Spinach recipe is very creamy and so quick and easy! It's comfort food."

Reviewed May. 3, 2011

"This is a first for me, never had creamed spinach before but the picture looked so yummy I thought I'd give it a whirl. I was not disappointed!"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"easy to prepare and easy to put your own touch to this"

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