Delicious Recipe for Creamed Spinach

Cold-hardy spinach is still going strong in many gardens, and this recipe for creamed spinach makes a wonderful, warming dish for the fall table. You can add a depth of flavor to spinach with rich cream and spicy nutmeg in this substantial side. Serve with whole grains for a hearty meal.


3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided

2 pounds fresh spinach, rinsed

1 tbsp all-purpose flour

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Freshly grated nutmeg

Granulated sugar

1/2 cup cream


Melt 1 tablespoon of butter over high heat in a sauté pan, and add the spinach a handful at a time. Sauté for a few minutes to wilt. Stir in the flour and a pinch each of salt, pepper, nutmeg and sugar. Sauté for 2 to 3 more minutes, and stir in the cream. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Just before serving, stir in the remaining butter. Serves 4 to 6.

If you have leftovers, try topping them with grated cheese and broil for a bit.

Looking for more fall recipes with a hint of spice? Try this Butternut Squash Gratin recipe. Or do you just love spinach? Try it a whole new way in this recipe for Greek Barley Salad.

Photo by Tim Nauman

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Suz F.
Suz F.2 years ago

...thanks for sharing--can't miss when it comes to spinach!!!...

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Delicious,Thanks for sharing

Patricia H.
Patricia H.2 years ago

Love this as well, thanks for sharing

Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy2 years ago


J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago


Hannah L.
Hannah L.3 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Regina P.
Regina P.4 years ago

Sounds very tasty.

Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence4 years ago

I am always looking for side dihes - thanks much - YUMMY!

Kirsten B.
Kirsten B.4 years ago

Mmm, love creamed spinach. I've made it using olive oil and a non-dairy cream too (without the sugar) - also very nice.
Thank you for sharing this.