Holiday Creamed Spinach

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


12 servings

Updated: May. 02, 2023
My mother made a variety of spinach dishes when I was growing up. This rich, delicious creamed version is the only one that stayed with me through the years. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
Holiday Creamed Spinach Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 packages (10 ounces each) fresh spinach, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a Dutch oven, place steamer basket over 1 in. water. Place a fourth of the spinach in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a low boil; steam, covered, 3-4 minutes or just until spinach is wilted. Transfer to a colander; drain. Repeat with remaining spinach.
  2. When spinach is cool enough to handle, squeeze dry. Coarsely chop spinach.
  3. In clean Dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour, salt and white pepper until blended; gradually whisk in milk and cream. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese and spinach; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 129 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.