Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach is a vegetable dish made with spinach cooked in a creamy sauce, a dish that is usually paired with any roast meats. For Filipino’s think of it as a Western version of laing but with toned down taste as this dish is simply flavoured with cream and onions. On its most basic form spinach is just cooked in milk/cream and softened onions on butter but I guess you can try it with other ingredients to enhance or improve on its flavour, perhaps some chillies and bacon would make this already delicious dish even more awesome. I think I will just try that next time.

Creamed Spinach
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Serves: 3-4
  • 400g bags spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 200 ml full cream milk
  • 100 ml cream
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 25 g butter
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  1. In a saucepan melt butter then sauté the onions for 5 minutes in low heat. Add the garlic and continue to sauté for a minute.
  2. Add the flour and cook until it forms into a roux.
  3. Slowly add the milk while mixing until it is well incorporated with the roux.
  4. Add the spinach then slowly cook in low heat for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  5. Stir in the cream and nutmeg, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Simmer for one more minute then serve.



5 Responses

  1. I’ve never made creamed spinach! I’ve had it tons of times in restaurants, but just haven’t done it myself. Now I have no excuse not to. 🙂 Super recipe — thanks.

  2. Juliana says:

    I love creamed spinach and somehow have not made it for a while…thanks for the reminder…and yours look great…I like the idea of nutmeg.
    I hope you are enjoying your week Raymund 🙂

  3. I also have never made and possibly eaten creamed spinach either. That is the most beautiful presentation of it I have seen. But yeah kicking up the flavor could be fun 🙂

  4. Merryn says:

    This is more decadent than any creamed spinach I have ever made or eaten… thanks for your great suggestion and for taking spinach to a whole new level 8)

  5. Jeff says:

    This spinach is super creamed! I love it!

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