Simple Creamed Spinach Recipe

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Whipping cream and a touch of nutmeg and cayenne adds richness and spice to this classic side dish. Make this your easy go-to for entertaining or formal dinners.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash each ground nutmeg and cayenne pepper


  1. Cook spinach according to package directions; drain and squeeze dry.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Add seasonings and spinach; heat through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Simple Creamed Spinach in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"I substituted a 5 oz can of evaporated milk (NOT sweetened condensed) & it was very good with fewer calories & fat"

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