Creamed Spinach

Yield: 6 servings


  • Spinach
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 20 oz. baby spinach
  • Sauce
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 1/2 yellow onion, finely minced
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
    • 1 tsp Salt, to taste
    • 1/4 tsp pepper, to taste
    • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
    • Ground cloves (the tiniest pinch)
    • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large stock pot over medium-low heat.  Add the spinach, cover, and cook for 2-5 minutes, checking on it regularly.  It should cook down a ton.  As soon as it has wilted, remove to a colander to strain off the fluid.
  2. For the sauce, melt the 2 tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Sautee the onion until softened.  Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
  3. Add the milk, heavy whipping cream, and cream cheese.  Simmer until the cheese is melted and everything is incorporated.  Add the seasonings.
  4. Pat the spinach dry with paper towels.  Get as much liquid out as possible.
  5. Lay the spinach out on a cutting board and give it a very coarse chop, about 1".
  6. Add the spinach and Parmesan to the sauce.  Stir to combine.  Serve warm.

Adapted from Delish.