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Rich Creamed Spinach

A very rich and homemade version of this classic side dish
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamed spinach recipe, homemade creamed spinach, richer creamed spinach
Servings: 6
Calories: 211kcal


  • 20 oz frozen chopped spinach


  • 6 tbs flour
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg


  • Defrost spinach and squeeze out as much water as you can. What I do is put the spinach in a clean dishtowel and wring it out. Set aside.
  • Heat milk and cream in a saucepan until it's very hot.
  • Melt the butter in another large saucepan. Add the flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg and whisk until there are no lumps. Cook for 5 minutes to cook the flour.
  • Slowly whisk in the hot milk/cream. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the drained spinach, stirring to mix well. Simmer for 2 minutes to heat the spinach.


This makes a very thick sauce where a spoon will stand up in it. If you prefer a thinner sauce, use less flour--3 tbs flour will yield a thin sauce that will make the spinach soupier in consistency. Using 4 tbs of flour will make a medium sauce.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 11649IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 2mg