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Cheesy Creamed Spinach Recipe

Your favorite entree might have a bit of competition with this amazing side dish!
Cheesy Creamed Spinach Recipe

This side dish might just be the center of attention of your next meal! It is a luxurious blend of spinach, sauteed garlic and onions, bathed in a creamy and velvety mixture of milk, heavy cream, and cream cheese with just the perfect hint of nutmeg and spice all baked with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese on top!

Cheesy Creamed Spinach Recipe

What’s in the creamiest Creamed Spinach?

To make the best creamed spinach you will need:

  • Steamable frozen spinach
  • Butter
  • Onion and garlic
  • Milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Cream cheese
  • White wine
  • Nutmeg
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Parmesan cheese

Cheesy Creamed Spinach Recipe

How To Make The Creamiest Creamed Spinach?

  1. Place the frozen spinach in the microwave and cook it according to package instructions. Place it in a colander and squeeze out the most liquid you can. Set aside.
  2. Make the creamy part: in a medium-sized skillet or saucepan, melt the butter and saute the onions and garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the white wine and simmer until reduced by half.
    Add the milk, heavy cream, cream cheese, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to taste. Simmer until everything is well
  4. incorporated and smooth.
  5. Add the spinach and parmesan cheese and cook until hot.

Cheesy Creamed Spinach Recipe

Do I Use Fresh or Frozen Spinach to Make Creamed Spinach?

You can use either. If you use fresh spinach, chop it, add it to the creamy mixture, and let it cook until wilted. If you use frozen spinach, just make sure you squeeze as much water out of it as possible. I find it easier to use frozen spinach. The result is the same!

How Long is Creamed Spinach Good For?

If you have any leftovers, place them in an airtight container and in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also make it ahead and freeze it. It keeps for up to 6 months in the freezer!

Other Dishes With Spinach For You:

  • Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Bake
  • Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells
  • Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Chicken

Cheesy Creamed Spinach Recipe

Cheesy Creamed Spinach Recipe

Cheesy Creamed Spinach Recipe

Your favorite entree might have a bit of competition with this amazing side dish!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 260kcal

Ingredients

  • 20 oz frozen spinach (steam-in-bag)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the frozen spinach in the microwave and cook it according to package instructions. Place it in a colander and squeeze out the most liquid you can. Set aside.
  • Make the creamy part: in a medium-sized skillet or saucepan, melt the butter and saute the onions and garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the white wine and simmer until reduced by half.
  • Add the milk, heavy cream, cream cheese, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to taste. Simmer until everything is well incorporated and smooth.
  • Add the spinach and parmesan cheese and cook until hot.

Notes

  1. Squeeze as much water out of the cooked spinach as possible, otherwise your creamed spinach will be runny instead of creamy.
  2. If possible, grate your own parmesan cheese. Pre-grated cheese has other added ingredients.
  3. Add more or no red pepper flakes according to your taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g

Cheesy Creamed Spinach Recipe

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