Quick and Easy Creamed Spinach

Quick and Easy Creamed Spinach


16 oz bag frozen spinach, thawed with liquid squeezed out

⅓ cup butter

1 onion, chopped

3 tsp minced fresh garlic

4 tbls all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 pinch ground nutmeg

1 pinch of cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tbls of grated Parmesan cheese


Melt butter in a medium-sized pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until transparent (about 2-3 minutes), then add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Whisk in the flour and cook until thickened.


Pour in the milk, whisking constantly until the white sauce thickens (about 5 minutes). Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne. If the sauce is too thick, add another 1/4 cup of milk to the sauce, whisking it through until reaching your desired thickness.


Season the cream sauce with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne. Add spinach to the cream sauce, stirring gently until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

4 servings. 240 calories per serving

Hack: Freeze leftovers in servings sized portions for later use.  Consider freezing a few ¼ cups servings for the recipe below.

Hack #2:  Use leftovers to make this delicious Easy Eggs Florentine!


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8 Replies to “Quick and Easy Creamed Spinach”

  1. Thanks for your sharing the ingredient Quick and Easy Creamed Spinach. Even though, this is the first time to know the food, so I will try to make it in the sooner.

    All the best ,

    Lynh Nguyen

  2. Looks yummy and I am looking forward to trying this recipe. With Covid-19 keeping us indoors more than usual, I have been cooking more often and I am always looking for something new and healthy. Lovely post! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Everyone has been cooking more these days but everyone is also complaining about their expanding waistlines! Sometimes we all just need something healthy. Let me know how you like it!

  3. Hi, Cyntia!

    Thank you for this delicious recipe!

    I really don’t like spending a lot of time in the kitchen and this quick and easy creamed spinach will save me from thinking too much what else to prepare for dinner?

    I also like the fact that it’s not high in calories – perfect for staying in good shape!

  4. Oh this looks so yummy and much more delish than the way I have been doing it in the past. I never thought of freezing portions for future use which will really be useful for me since nobody else in our family really likes spinach. The result is that I very rarely make it because I’m the only one that eats it. If I can make it once and then freeze a lot of portions it will be so much easier and worthwhile!

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