Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 16 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Lovely Popeye food!! evolved from Cooking light.”


  • 18ouncesfresh baby spinach
  • 2tablespoonsminced shallots or 2tablespoonsminced onions
  • 2teaspoonsall-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoonground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk or 1/2 cup2% low-fat milk
  • 1/8 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 cuptub style light cream cheese, softened
  • Directions

  • Rinse the spinach with cold water, drain.
  • Place a large dutch oven over medium heat, add spinach.
  • (Spinach will need to be tightly packed into the pan to cook all of it in one batch.) Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until spinach wilts, stirring well after 2 minutes.
  • Place spinach in a colander, and drain well, pressing the spinach with the back of a spoon to remove as much moisture a possible.
  • Heat pan coated with cooking spray over medium heat.
  • Add shallots and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Combine flour, nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon salt, add to pan, stirring well.
  • Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add milk and cheese, stirring with a whisk, cook for 1 minute or until thick.
  • Add spinach, and cook for 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated.
  • Reviews

  • “This was good.I made this exactly as instructed except I did not have light cream cheese so I used regular cream cheese.Thanks for the post.”

  • “I also used frozen spinach and it turned out fine. Next time I’ll have to try fresh. I think the nutmeg is key. It adds great flavor. Definitely a keeper!”

  • “Simpley Fantastic!I used 2 boxes of chopped frozen spinch and also regular cream cheese as that I what I had on hand. I also omitted the shallots and added frozen pearl onions. This side dish went so well with our steaks.”

  • “Yummy!!!”

  • “Made this for Thanksgiving and it was very good; similar to my grandmothers.Now I have a base to start from to try and recreate hers.Thanks for posting!”

  • “My husband just raved about this dish. I had to use frozen spinich as the local supermarket wanted too much for their fresh. Even so, it was very good.:)”