Creamed spinach

Creamed spinach

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(25 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

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

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

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

    Milk

    mill-k

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

  • 2 x 200g bags spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

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

  • 100ml single cream
  • fresh nutmeg, for grating

Method

  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
5

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
5

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

ccseddon's picture
5

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
5

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

rmitter3's picture
5

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
5

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
5

Try it with Frikadeller (meat balls) and new potatoes

klappert's picture
5

No more frozen Creamed spinach for me!

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