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Easy Creamed Spinach

Creamy, delicious and easy creamed spinach
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: General
Keyword: creamed spinach, creamy spinach, easy creamed spinach
Servings: 6


  • 400 gram baby spinach
  • 2 kettles boiled water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 3/4 cup full cream or low fat milk
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Rinse the spinach well using a colander. Pour two kettles of freshly boiled water over the spinach until it wilts. Immediately run some cold water over it. Squeeze the excess water,chop it up and set aside
  • In a large pan add the olive oil and butter. Add the onion and fry until translucent
  • Add the garlic and fry for a minute
  • Mix in the cornflour
  • Slowly stir in the fresh cream and milk. Simmer for a minute or two until it slightly thickens
  • Add the chopped spinach and cook for a minute
  • Season with salt and pepper and add the nutmeg
  • Mix in the parmesan



  1. You can use cake wheat flour or all purpose flour instead of cornflour
  2. Cream cheese in another alternative to the milk and cream
  3. If you want a real cheesy dish you can add some provolone or gruyere cheese together with the parmesan
  4. You can adjust the liquid according to how thick or thin you prefer the sauce
  5. I add a little olive oil to the butter to prevent the butter from burning
  6. Adding cold water straight after the hot water stops the cooking process and also retains some of that lovely green colour in the spinach