Quick and Easy Creamed Spinach

Quick and easy creamed spinach is a classic side dish is easy to put together and is a wonderful accompaniment to a roast or steak. Use leftovers to make this delicious Easy Eggs Florentine!

Quick and Easy Creamed Spinach

Quick and Easy Creamed Spinach

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz frozen spinach, thawed with liquid squeezed out
  • cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (3 tsp)
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • Hack: Freeze leftovers in servings-sized portions for later use.  Consider freezing a few ¼ cup servings for the recipe below.
  • Hack: Use leftovers to make this delicious Easy Eggs Florentine!
Keyword creamed spinach, creamed vegetable, frozen spinach, gluten-free, keto, low carb, quick and easy, side dish, vegetable side dish, vegetarian

Did you know?  Spinach is one the most nutrient-dense plant-based foods you can eat!