Creamed Fresh Spinach Recipe
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Creamed Fresh Spinach Recipe

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This flavorful no-frills side dish is a great way to incorporate the nutritious leafy greens into a meal. My mom always included creamed spinach or carrots on our holiday menu. -Rosemarie Forcum White Stone, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 packages (9 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 191 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place spinach in a Dutch oven over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and steam just until wilted, about 4 minutes. Drain; chop and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Gradually add cream and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the onion, salt and pepper. Fold in spinach; heat through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Creamed Fresh Spinach in Taste of Home December/January 2004, p35

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cookinama User ID: 5947968 129255
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2013

"This was great I had friends over for a "steakhouse " dinner with wedge salad , steak,baked potato,and this creamed spinach. Wonderful,cream spinach in the classic style. If you love creamed spinach, you'll love this version!"

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