Creamed Spinach

Beth Pierce


This made from scratch creamed spinach is one of my favorite sides. Serve it over rice, noodles, baked potatoes, grits or just by itself. This recipe calls for fresh spinach, onions and garlic in an easy to make cream sauce that starts with a roux.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 Tbsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1
    small onion minced
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 lb
    baby spinach
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil

How to Make Creamed Spinach


  1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle flour over the the melted butter and whisk in. Continue cooking and whisking over the heat until the mixture turns a light brown; approximately 7 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk, nutmeg and onion powder. Salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over low heat and stir frequently.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in extra large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 additional minute. Remove to skillet with cream sauce.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in same skillet over medium heat. Pile in the spinach and cook until wilted; approximately 2-3 minutes. Remove to skillet with cream sauce. Repeat with remaining spinach working in batches that are appropriate for your skillet size.
  4. If desired season with more salt and pepper to taste and serve promptly.
  5. NOTES
    If desired add 2 pinches cayenne pepper or 2 pinches crushed red pepper for a little heat. Add this at the same time as the nutmeg and onion powder.

Printable Recipe Card

Show 1 Comment & Review

27 Easy Camping Recipes

27 Easy Camping Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Getting ready for a weekend camping trip? Here are 27 easy, no-hassle, camping-friendly recipes that everyone will love!

How To Cook Acorn Squash In A Microwave Recipe

How to Cook Acorn Squash in a Microwave

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acorn squash is a tasty, versatile and fantastic fall vegetable. Once cooked, acorn squash can be pureed, chopped, sliced or stuffed and used in both sweet and savory dishes. Roasting...

Easy Summer Dinner Recipes

Easy Summer Dinner Recipes

Kitchen Crew

Summertime dinners are about easy recipes that incorporate fresh ingredients at their peak flavor. When looking for cooking inspiration, try one of these simple dinner recipes. I've thrown in a...