Classic Creamed Spinach

Total Time
35 min
15 min
20 min
Nobody will believe this recipe is actually good for you. Serve it with a T-bone steak and roasted potatoes for a steakhouse-worthy meal.


chopped frozen spinach

32 oz, two 16 oz bags

regular butter

2 Tbsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 cup(s), diced into bite-size pieces

kosher salt

1 tsp

all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp

ground nutmeg

tsp, or to taste

cayenne pepper

tsp, or to taste

low-fat evaporated milk

12 oz

table salt

tsp, or to taste

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground, or to taste


  1. Place one bag of frozen spinach in a covered glass container. Microwave on high for 8 minutes; spoon into a colander in the sink to drain. Repeat with second bag of spinach and add to same colander; use a large serving spoon to press excess water out of spinach. Place drained spinach in a serving bowl; cover to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in onion and kosher salt. Cook onion, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add flour, nutmeg and cayenne; stir to combine. Slowly whisk in evaporated milk; cook, whisking constantly, until thick and bubbling, about 5 to 7 minutes. Pour sauce into a blender or food processor (or use an immersion blender in the pot); blend sauce until smooth.
  3. Pour sauce over spinach and toss to combine; season with salt and black pepper. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.

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