Creamed Fresh Spinach

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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