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BrokeAss Gourmet

Simple Creamed Baby Spinach

  • Prep Time 0:10
  • Cook Time 0:15
  • Estimated Cost $5

I love creamed spinach, especially alongside a freshly-grilled steak, but I find that most traditional recipes combine too much creamy sauce with not enough spinach for my tastes.

This lightened-up version is made with a hefty portion of fresh, whole-leaf baby spinach, instead of the chopped/frozen variety, and a little bit of half-and-half, rather than the more traditional heavy cream. The result is rich, but not overly so. It makes a wonderful accompaniment to grilled or roasted meats and would also be delicious piled atop freshly-toasted bread.


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Pantry
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped Pantry
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced $0.50 for a whole onion
  • 4 cups (packed) baby spinach $2
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half $1 for a half-pint
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg $1.50 for 1 oz.
  • salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste Pantry

Recipe Serves 4


  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, just until onions become translucent are the pan is very fragrant.
  2. Add the spinach and cook, stirring several times, until it begins to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add the half-and-half and nutmeg and stir well.
  3. Turn the heat up to high and cook, stirring occasionally, until the half-and-half reduces to a thick and creamy sauce, enveloping the spinach, onions and garlic.
  4. Stir well to ensure that the sauce is distributed evenly, season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

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Princellar, on Dec 29, 06:08 PM, wrote:

I love cream spinach but as you said its too much cream and not enough spinach but this looks great and I will have to try it out one night this week.