Easy Creamed Spinach

Here’s an Easy Creamed Spinach recipe:

Easy Creamed Spinach

If you are a fan of creamed spinach, you’ll love this recipe.  It turns out perfect!

Easy Creamed Spinach Recipe - RecipeGirl.com

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Easy Creamed Spinach

Easy and a little bit decadent...


  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 to 4 bunches (2 1/2 pounds total) flat-leaf spinach, trimmed and cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces bar cream cheese, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • pinch of ground nutmeg


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spinach and cook just until wilted, about 1 minute. Drain in a colander; rinse with cold water until cool. Squeeze spinach to remove as much liquid as possible; coarsely chop, and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add cream cheese and milk; cook, stirring, until cream cheese is melted and smooth. Stir in spinach. Simmer over medium heat until mixture thickens, 8 to 10 minutes. Add nutmeg; season with salt and pepper.


  • Using reduced-fat cream cheese and low fat milk is perfectly okay.
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Everyday Food)

One Response to “Easy Creamed Spinach”

  1. postedSep 3, 2012 8:37 AM

    Great recipe! Tasted so fresh! I may try again with frozen chopped spinach, only because it would be so much cheaper, but I doubt it will taste as good as with fresh. Very easy, very good!

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