Easy Creamed Spinach


Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach is an easy way to prepare fresh spinach.  If you’re looking for a tasty way to use spinach other than fresh salads, this recipe is healthy and delicious.  The first time I made it, my family was hesitant, but we all love this recipe and it is quick to prepare.  This is a very “light” and quick version of creamed spinach, which makes a nice side dish.

Creamed Spinach


  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 bag Fresh Spinach (or 80z)
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • optional spices – paprika, smoked paprika, etc.


Dice the onion and garlic cloves.  I am a huge fan of garlic and onions – you can certainly use less!

Melt butter in a pan and saute the onions, adding in the garlic when the onions are about halfway done.  (Approximately 2-3 minutes for the onions and another 2-3 minutes once the garlic is added (but this varies according to the cooking temperature).


Add the spinach to the pan and cook down.

Creamed Spinach

I generally lightly press down on the spinach with my spatula so that it wilts more easily.  Toss the spinach to cook evenly.

Creamed Spinach

When the spinach is just about finished cooking – you want it wilted but not browned – add heavy cream.

Creamed Spinach

Add salt and pepper to taste, as well as any other spices you might want.

Creamed Spinach

This recipe makes a bowl of spinach, which I can easily eat on my own!  You may want to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe depending on how many people you are feeding!


For a thicker, richer version, you can adjust the recipe by making a roux with butter, flour, and milk, and then mixing with the spinach/onion/garlic mixture.

A good example is the Pioneer Woman’s Creamed Spinach.





  1. 1

    I’ve never had creamed spinach – adding the onions sounds intriguing – I’d like to try this!

  2. 2
    Robin Wilson says:

    Other than fresh spinach in a salad, this is the only way I can eat it. I have never made it before. I have had in restaurants and at dinner parties. My hubby simply adores it, so this would be a great surprise side dish for him. Easy Peasy! Thanks!

  3. 3

    You’ve inspired me to try my hand at cooking fresh spinach–usually I rely on frozen. I think I might add a pinch of nutmeg to this. Thanks so much!

  4. 4
    Janet W. says:

    I might try the thicker version like you mentioned. This looks great and so easy!

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