Creamed spinach

Creamed spinach

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 8
What can be better than a side of creamy, nutmeg-infused spinach? Perfect to accompany any roast and especially good at Christmas

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal83
  • fat6g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.26g
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  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 200ml full-fat milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 2 x 200g bags spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 100ml single cream
  • fresh nutmeg, for grating


  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan, then add the onion and cook for 5 mins until softened. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 mins, then slowly start to whisk in the milk. When it has all been incorporated, gently cook for 5 mins until the sauce has thickened.

  2. Meanwhile, place the spinach in a large colander. Pour over a kettle full of boiling water until the leaves have wilted (you may have to do this twice). Place the spinach in a clean dishcloth, squeeze out any excess liquid, then roughly chop. Stir into the sauce with the cream, gently heat, then finely grate over some nutmeg and season well.

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Comments (30)

hohner765's picture

This is beautiful with boiled new potatoes and boiled eggs. It's a lovely traditional Czech meal.

bernicemiller's picture

My first Christmas cooking for my very picky British fiance but it all turned out well! He LOVED this recipe! It was very simple and even tasted just a great after reheating. Definitely one for the books!

gervais's picture

Absolutely lovely served with turkey lunch it was delicious.Making again this year.

ccseddon's picture

Like anyting that can be prepared in advance! Had semi skimmed milk and double creram, but it still worked :-)

bel333's picture

Really nice. I used coconut milk instead of the milk and a few bits of sliced red chilli on top ..nice exotic twist!

majseblackburn's picture

Very easy and very, very nice We have used mascarpone instead of cream and it was equally great.

rmitter3's picture

easy peasy and great! used greek yogurt instead of heavy cream. love the method of blanching via a hot kettle of water

becksharper's picture

Quickly rustled this up to go with some steaks and was very pleasantly surprised! Great dish, I'll be making this again :)

vanesa's picture

Try it with Frikadeller (meat balls) and new potatoes

klappert's picture

No more frozen Creamed spinach for me!


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