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Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach is a hearty side dish that contains savory spinach in a delicious creamy sauce.  Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) spinach leaves Rinse, drain and dry in a towel.
  • 1 cup whole milk Or 2% milk.
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • salt to taste
  • coarse ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  • Pour spinach leaves into a colander. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
  • Leave colander in sink so spinach can drain. After draining, place leaves in a clean towel and ring until dry. This will prevent water from getting into the Creamed Spinach. Continue with next steps.
  • Heat milk and cream in a small saucepan over moderate heat. Stir constantly with a whisk until warm. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  • In a 3-quart saucepan, melt unsalted butter over low-medium heat. Add chopped onions. Stir continuously until softened (4-5 minutes).
  • Stir in minced garlic.
  • Add sifted flour. Whisk together for 3 minutes to form a roux.
  • Add warm milk and cream mixture in a fast stream. Simmer AND whisk constantly until thickened (3-5 minutes). Whisking prevents lumps from forming.
  • Stir in rinsed/dried spinach, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, salt and coarse ground black pepper to taste.
  • Simmer and stir constantly until spinach is limp (2-3 minutes).
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese (optional).
  • Serve immediately.