Classic Creamed Spinach

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: May. 02, 2023
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.
Classic Creamed Spinach Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 whole milk


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook spinach in oil until wilted, about 3 minutes. Remove from pan; set aside. Melt butter in the Dutch oven; add onion and saute until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in flour, salt and nutmeg until combined. Gradually whisk in milk until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add the spinach. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

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