Creamed Spinach

This creamed spinach recipe can be made with fresh or frozen spinach and is combined with a quick and easy Parmesan cream sauce.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamed Spinach Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 370 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 16 oz. spinach
  • 8 Tablespoons butter separated
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • ¾ cup onion finely diced
  • 1 Tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 cup half and half (can sub whole milk)
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese + 2 more Tablespoons to garnish
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  1. Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the spinach in batches and heat until it is all wilted. Remove it from the pan and add one more tablespoon of butter to the top. Set aside.
  2. Reuse the same pan and melt 5 Tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, stirring continuously for 2 minutes, until well-combined and a light golden color. Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for one minute.

  3. Stir in the half and half, and increase the heat to medium high. Add the salt/pepper and Parmesan cheese and whisk continuously for 5 minutes, then decrease heat to low.

  4. Mix in the wilted spinach. Transfer to a bowl and top with 2 Tablespoons of grated Parmesan and freshly cracked pepper. Serve!

Nutrition Facts
Creamed Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 443mg19%
Potassium 765mg22%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 11620IU232%
Vitamin C 35.2mg43%
Calcium 285mg29%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.