This Creamed Spinach is going to be the new star of your side dish spread. It’s creamy, cheesy, and oh so comforting.
With just a few simple ingredients you can easily whip up this recipe, which is so much better than store bought.
And the best part is, it goes with so many things. This will be one of the most versatile sides in your repertoire!
If you want to upgrade your spinach game, do we have the recipe for you! This easy creamed spinach recipe is a breeze to make, and it tastes absolutely amazing.
Even your pickiest eaters will chow down on this creamy delight. Our 4 year old, who refuses to eat “green things”, ate it happily.
It’s one of our favorite spinach recipes, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner we decided now was the perfect time to present you with this crowd pleasing side dish.
Why You’ll Love this Creamed Spinach
- You can whip it up in hardly any time at all. You’re basically just sautéing the spinach, making a quick white sauce, and mixing everything together.
- It’s a super versatile side dish, perfect on your holiday spreads, as well as with a bunch of other dishes. We’ll give you some pairing options later in the post.
- It uses basic ingredients, which you probably already have on hand.
- It’s a great way to transform some nutritious veggie into something everyone will love.
Creamed Spinach Ingredients
- Spinach – We use fresh, but you can also use frozen.
- Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper
How to Make Creamed Spinach
Sauté your spinach with some butter in a skillet. Remove to a plate or bowl. (If using frozen spinach, simply thaw in the microwave).
Melt the remaining butter in the same pan. Add garlic and cook for a minute or two, till it becomes fragrant.
Stir in flour to create a smooth roux.
Gradually add milk, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
Mix in parmesan cheese. Once melted, stir in spinach. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
What to Serve with Creamed Spinach
As mentioned, it’s a great side on holiday spreads. Some other pairing ideas:
- Replace the milk with heavy cream for a richer sauce.
- Some like to add a pinch of nutmeg for different flavors.
- Try different cheese like cheddar or feta.
- Add a little cayenne pepper for some kick.
Storage and Leftovers
You can refrigerate leftover creamed spinach in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Reheat in a pan on stovetop with a splash of extra milk.
We do not recommend freezing, as the quality will degrade.
Give this easy creamed spinach a try in your kitchen. You’ll be amazed at what an amazing dish you can make from such simple ingredients.
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Creamed Spinach, in our Gypsy Bowl… enjoy!
- 6 Tbsp butter, divided
- 16oz fresh spinach (or 1lb frozen)
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup all ppurpose flour
- 1.5 cups milk
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- Melt 2 Tbsp butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and sauté till wilted.. Remove to a plate or bowl. (If using frozen spinach, simply thaw in the microwave).
- Melt the remaining butter in the same pan. Add garlic and cook for a minute or two, till it becomes fragrant.
- Stir in flour to create a smooth roux.
- Gradually add milk, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
- Mix in parmesan cheese. Once melted, stir in spinach. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 298Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 60mgSodium 514mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 11g
Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.
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