Creamed Spinach

My personal opinion: spinach is one of those veggies that is best when doused in cream, mixed with sour cream and slathered on Hawaiian bread, masked by fruits in a smoothie, or drenched with salad dressing. I actually enjoy most vegetables, but spinach needs a little bit of help. If you have a spinach recipe that can prove me wrong I’d love to hear it because I wish I could enjoy spinach in its pure, unmodified form.

Last weekend we celebrated Kara’s birthday, albeit late, with a really nice home-cooked dinner. We made the twice-baked potatoes that we posted last week, the scallops from yesterday, this creamed spinach and a tasty steak which you’ll see tomorrow. Like Kara mentioned, this menu also makes for an excellent and romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. It’s the kind of meal you’d spend big bucks on if you went out to eat.

This spinach was a cinch to make, and I thought it tasted really good (thank you heavy cream)! Every time I cook spinach I’m amazed how it wilts into nothing. I was silly to think that 2 bags was enough. We used just the 2 bags but decided that perhaps it was a bit too creamy and it would have been better had we used 3 bags. We’ve reflected this change in the recipe below.

Here's what you'll need. Forgot to picture salt and pepper. Our bad.

Start by cooking the spinach covered over high heat

Meanwhile heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan

When the spinach is wilted transfer it to a strainer and squeeze out the excess water

In the same pan (wiped out), cook the butter, onion and garlic

Whisk in the flour and cook for about 3 minutes

Pour in the heated cream and whisk so that no lumps form

Whisk in s&p and nutmeg, then stir in the spinach. Heat through

Tastes great with a steak and a glass of wine!


  1. Priscilla says

    Okay girl, try my fav spinach dish. Cook a pound of bacon, boil an egg for everyone coming. De-stem the spinach and place it just so on the plate. Slice the eggs for each serving and place on the plate. Place as much crumbled bacon as you want. Grate fresh parmesan, spread on, and then heat a little of the bacon grease with balsamic vinaigrette and sprinkle over all as the dressing. Always praises!

  2. Icechip says

    Wash spinach; drain but leave some water on it. Sauté, in batches, in olive oil over fairly high heat with sliced garlic. Delicious.

  3. Jeanne says

    This sounds delish. I was looking for the wildfire recipe for creamed spinach, found this & now I have to make your parm crust! Thanks! Also, if I use frozen spinach & drain it, do you think that would compromise the taste too much?

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