Creamed Spinach is an easy side dish recipe you can quickly make in a pinch. This steakhouse favorite is the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
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Recipe for Creamed Spinach
Have a hard time feeding your kids or partner veggies? (Yes!) Don’t have time for a complex dish but still want some greens with a little extra? (Always!)
Don’t fret, y’all! Creamed Spinach is an easy-to-make classic steakhouse dish that uses nothing but frozen spinach and everyday ingredients. This creamy spinach recipe is done in a flash, too, cooked up in 20 minutes or less with enough for everyone in the house to have a bit.
Some of you might be cringing at “spinach”, but trust me when I say this particular dish is amazing. It’s a secret favorite of mine, it’s strange how appetizing spinach becomes when you get older! I’m imagining it now, full of flavor and color, with the emerald green spinach leaves swimming over a white and gold ocean of rich, savory cheese and cream, whew, I think I’m hungry! 😉
But I’ve found it’s pretty easy to get into the kids, too. Cheese always goes over well! Not to mention this side dish pairs perfectly with steaks, roast beef, or chicken. Serve it to your family next time you’re having a meaty dinner or lunch! I hope you and your household enjoy it as much as mine does!
This recipe is so quick and delicious. It’s surprisingly easy to get the kids to eat, too, or into picky eaters in general! Bonus – it’s also low-carb! Lemme show you how to make creamed spinach …
Creamed Spinach Recipe: Ingredients & Equipment
For this Creamed Spinach, you’ll need …
- baby spinach – chopped. Your spinach should, ideally, be bought whole/fresh and then chopped at home just before cooking to help maintain the texture! However, you can use frozen spinach as well. Make sure you squeeze out as much water as possible when it thaws!
- garlic – for flavor.
- butter – for sauteing your garlic and spinach!
- heavy cream, cream cheese, salt, pepper – this is the tasty “creamed” part of the Creamed Spinach recipe! It takes spinach, which can be boring by itself, and heightens it with delicious cheese.
- parmesan cheese – optional, for topping. Adds something to the final dish, and it’s great for cheese-lovers like me!
- saute pan – this is where you’ll make your creamed spinach!
Creamed of Spinach: FAQs
About six, depending on portion size as always. It’s likely enough for everyone in the household to have some!
You’ll only need 10 minutes for prep and 10 minutes to cook the spinach, so 20 minutes altogether. Superfast!
Try adding …
– a pinch of cayenne pepper
– a pinch of nutmeg
– or a half teaspoon of Italian seasoning
… as these will “amp up” the flavors without making this a different dish!
Sure! You can make this dish one day ahead of time. Just keep it sealed and refrigerated. Then reheat it in the microwave, leaving it uncovered and stirring every half a minute or so until it reaches your desired temperature! (This shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.)
By the way, y’all, after you’ve reheated the spinach, it may not be quite as creamy and bright-looking as it originally was, but the taste will remain the same! To restore a creamier consistency, you can try adding a bit of fresh heavy cream before reheating and stirring it in.
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- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 10-11 oz. baby spinach, chopped
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 oz. cream cheese, cut into small cubes
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Parmesan cheese, optional (for topping)
- Melt the butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook just until fragrant.
- Add the spinach and saute, stirring occasionally, until the spinach begins to wilt.
- Add the heavy cream, cream cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir constantly until the cream cheese melts and thickens slightly. Remove from heat.
- If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.
- Want to amp up the flavor? A pinch of ground nutmeg helps the flavors pop. You can also try a pinch of cayenne pepper. Or, try adding ½ to 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning along with the salt and pepper.
- If the pan is too full at the beginning, you can cover the pan with a lid for a minute or two to help speed up the wilting process.
- Frozen spinach can be used in place of fresh. Thaw it and squeeze out as much water as you can.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 571mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 11gSugar: 3gProtein: 17g
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