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Ingredients at Firehouse Pantry

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Creamed Spinach
A blend of cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, cream and garlic
with spinach to create a rich, flavorful side dish.
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Serves: 6-8
Prep. Time: 0:35

5 Tbls. butter OR margarine - divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 dash ground nutmeg
1 cup half and half cream
4 oz. cream cheese - low-fat okay
1 sm. onion - minced
3 cloves garlic - minced
(2) 10 oz. pkgs. frozen chopped spinach - thawed
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Ingredients at Firehouse Pantry

-In a 2-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, melt 3 Tbls. butter; stir in flour, salt, pepper, and nutmeg; slowly whisk in cream; stir in cream cheese.
-Increase heat to medium; whisk mixture constantly until thick and smooth; remove from heat and set aside.
-In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook onions and garlic in remaining 2 Tbls. butter until transparent; stir spinach and water into pan.
-Reduce heat to medium-low; cover; simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes.
-Stir spinach mixture into creamy mixture; return to medium heat; heat, stirring often, until warmed throughout.
-Remove from heat; fold in Parmesan.

Make It A Meal: Serve with Seasoned Baked Chicken and Garlic Dill New Potatoes
 

Visitor Comments

  • Thanks for the Creamed Spinach recipe.  It was delicious.

  • Your Creamed Spinach recipe is absolutely to die for. I love creamed spinach and especially fond of Boston Markets. I recently found one that is better. It's at the "Golden Corral". But, don't go hunting it down because yours is better tahn any I've ever tasted. I'll be cooking at home more now.

  • Love it, love it. I'm 1 of those strange people that love spinach, raw or cooked.

  • I made the Creamed Spinach. It was delicious. I added a little more salt and a pinch of pepper. And one half teaspoon of sugar. A restaurant in our area makes it and adds jalapeno peppers to it. I tried adding the peppers the next time I made it and it as even better

  • Thanks it will become a regular in my house.

  • Hi...I made the spinach, it was great

  • My kids loved it!  They were convinced it was the real thing.

  • This recipe was great. Thanks I have been looking for this recipe for ever.

  • My sister-in-law prepared this recipe as one of her Thanksgiving side dishes and it was absolutely delicious. I will now add this to my recipe file also and share it with other spinach lovers!

  • I really enjoyed your Creamed Spinach Recipe, I did however, increase the salt to 1/2 tsp. Thank you, I would have never been able to figure out the recipe on my own.

  • I have been trying and trying to find a spinach recipe that was to die for and to my delight I found your site. I make this once a week for the family and I even have used this same recipe for other veggies that needed a little twist.

  • Absolutely the best veggie dish I've ever made! My picky-eating kids even loved it. Thanks so much.

  • Absolutely the best creamed spinach recipe out there.  My husband couldn't get enough of it! Thank you!

  • Fabulous - the Boston Markets Creamed Spinach doesn't come close - tried a box and all we could taste was garlic - awful - thanx so much

  • I just made your creamed spinach with powdered milk instead of cream and it's wonderful. Best ever! Thanks for a great recipe.

  • Perfecto> taste even fresher than theirs! must try!

  • This stuff is great and really easy to make too!

  • I just wanted to let you know that I tried your recipe...I switched it up just little (I have a habit of doing that) and it turned out to be the BEST creamed spinach my family and I have ever had!!! Thanks for getting me on the right track!

  • Awesome!!! My family loves it

  • I prepared this recipe a few months ago & it was a great hit - I am planning to serve it at my Thanksgiving dinner. It's a keeper!!!

  • This recipe was great for a dinner party...thanks

  • I would like to thank you for this recipe. I made it yesterday for my family and they loved it! My husband especially because he likes Boston Market's. He likes your recipe better.

  • I modified your recipe for lactose intolerance. I replaced the whipping cream with soymilk, used a cream cheese substitute, and eliminated the Parmesan cheese (the butter I kept). It was delicious. Thank you.

  • I made the Creamed Spinach a couple weeks ago and to my surprise, and my husbands we could not tell the difference between Boston Market's and this reciepe. Delicious!!! Thank you.

  • tried the recipe and liked it very much. We have improvised on a great recipe and made it to our own tastes. We really like the creamed spinach at Boston Market and find that this recipe is as good if not better than the original!

  • Fantastic! This was easier to make than it looks and it was a HUGE hit!!!

  • I used fat free half & half, and added some fresh garlic and the result was very tasty. My 22 month old toddler even gobbled it up! Thanks for the great recipe.

  • This was a big hit with my friends. I just added 1/2 a can of Cream of Celery condendsed soup.

  • Amazing! Tastey! Simple enough for a 17 year-old boy like me to make :)

  • I was searching the internet for a creamed spinach recipe for my 19 month old twin girls and came across your site. It has become my new favorite website! The creamed spinach was delicious! I didnít have any half and half, so I used evaporated milk. I also added a handful of mozzarella cheese. The girls cried when I cleared their plates- they wanted more!!! God Bless you for getting my kids to eat spinach!

  • Excellent recipe. Way worth the time. I added a little more salt and pepper though. My kids even loved it

  • so terrific! I added 1 tbls. BACON GREASE just for fun. this is great hot or cold. Very tasty as a dip with crisp lavosh. thanks!

  • I am from Australia and when I saw creamed spinach I though "oh yuck....not in a million years!!! But I made it anyway as my husband wanted spinach...and to my surprise it was the most wonderful vegetable recipe I have ever tasted. I have made it twice this week....the only thing I did different was I put the creamed spinach into puff pastry and made it into a pie. I also added some of my homemade chilli to it . I will be making this recipe once a week through the winter. Absolutely the best. I would rather have an extra serving of this and not bother with dessert (sweets) I am checking out heaps of other recipes on your site here as well.....haven't yet made any of the others as I just can't get past the creamed spinach yet lol.

  • This was scrumptuous! I tripled the recipe to make enough for eight people. To reduce calories I replaced the cream with water for the roux and just added a few extra tablespoons of light cream cheese. Instead of butter-sauteing the spinach, I squeezed it dry and mixed in a little onion powder, cumin, and garlic. It was loved by all, and no one left without first asking for the recipe, so thank you! I also had about a 1/2 cup of the spinach leftover and used that to make a spinach/artichoke dip simmering together 1/3 cup water, four slices "Naturally Light" Land o' Lakes Jalepeno cheese and 1 small jar drained artichoke hearts. Ate this with toasted pita chips and veggies. Yum!

  • we made it last night and it is even better than boston market. I will admit i added a little extra cheese, but onlt a bit. we will do this side with christmas dinner from now on. GREAT!!!!

  • I had some creamed spinach in Louisille, KY (of all places) which was exceptional...when I got back to toronto, I found your recipe - was even better than Louiville!

  • i tried it with fresh spinach instead of frozen...yum

  • Yummy. My 10 year old has loved creamed spinach since she was a baby and her brother worked at Boston Market. We've tried different recipes over the years, but this was the easiest and it turned out great. I will use more onions next time because we all love the flavor of onions with our veggies.

  • i tried this recipe in august, it was fantastic, just like boston market. i lost the recipe and searched the internet until i found it, i will never loss it aqain.

  • I have made this recipe numerous times. I am on a low carb diet and I substitute 3tbs of cornstarch for the 1/4 cup of flour. This recipe is GREAT! and best of all my kids love it. Better than Boston market if you tweak it to taste. Thank you, thank you, thank you

  • I dont know what you guys are talking about... but it's great!

  • Delish! I have made the recipe as written, and also made it with light versions of the cream cheese and half-and-half. They were both very good. Very rich and creamy

  • I used this recipe for creamed spinach and not only was it a hit at home but my husband told a few of his co-workers that I had made creamed spinach that tastes as good as Boston Market. They were skeptical at first but I made some and he took it to work with him and made them believers

  • just made it double sized for thanksgiving... used 1 cup half and half and then one cup whole milk and lowfat creamcheese...also used 3 bags raw leaf spinach and 1 frozen spinach... turned out great! I was nervous when they asked me to do the creamed spinach becasue i had never made it, but my familiy loved it!

  • its sooo good. tastes like a Boston Market made it for me!Thanks!

  • I reluctantly tried Boston Market's Cream Spinach for the first time a few weeks ago, and loved it. I vowed that I was going to find the recipe and try it for Thanksgiving. I JUST finished cooking this recipe, and WOWWWW! It tastes great. The nutmeg sets the whole dish off. THANX!

  • It Tastes Compleatly And Horribly GROSE!!!

  • I used three pound of fresh spinach and it worked well too. Chop it up and saute it in butter and garlic first, then add to this recipe. I think it is still missing tat certain special thing that makes boston Market reamed spinach so d-liscious, but still worth a try...

  • I've never had Boston Market creamed spinach, but this recipe is awesome!

  • Perfect. It was easy to make and finally, my kids will eat their spinach. I precooked the frozen spinach in the microwave before moving it into the pan, about 6 minutes in the microwave (while making the cream mixture). I cooked the spinach and cream mixture together for about 10 minutes. Loved that the flavors blended together so fast. This was a 30 minute side dish from packages to table. Thanks.

  • Omg...the cream spinach recipe was right on key. Thank you so much my family enjoyed it alot. This will be a new addition to Thanksgiving dinner :)

  • MMMM thank you I could eat this everyday.. After ready what goes in it.. Every other day

  • Thank you. Great recipe.

  • GREAT RECIPE ... VERY EASY AND DELICIOUS!!!

  • Well I decided to try this last night, though I deviated a bit at making the white sauce... I actually used a couple pieces of bacon for the fat in it, instead of just butter. I also roasted some garlic while I got things together, and added some capers as well. Luckily I have leftovers, I almost wanna eat them for breakfast!!

  • I LOVE THIS!!! AND IT'S SO EASY TO MAKE!!! I HAD CREAMED SPINACH AT SHULA'S IN NEW ORLEANS, I'VE WANTED MORE SINCE THEN, I DID A SEARCH AND FOUND YOUR RECIPE. NOTHING CAN BEAT THIS, IT'S WONDERFUL!!!! I OMITTED THE NUTMEG, ONLY HAD 1/2 TSP OF MINCED FRESH GARLIC, AND ADDED MORE SALT & PEPPER. YOU'RE GREAT!!!! THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPES, I'LL BE SURE TO SAVE THIS SITE FOR FUTURE RECIPES.

  • I just used this recipe for our fathers day tradition of Creamed Spinach (one one my husbands favorite dishes) and it was the best ever!!

  • Loved the recipe, prepared as listed without changes. Even my EIGHT year old nephew tried the creamed spinach and loved it. He even had a second helping to boot. It will definately be a family favorite. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  • I've used this method of making creamed spinach for years. I usually just use whole milk instead of the cream, and put drops of tobasco sauce in to taste. I don't know if anyone notices, but Boston Market's creamed spinach has a bit of spice to it.

  • Made creamed spinach for dinner tonight. Very, very good. Will prepare again and again. Thanks

  • fantastic!! my guests loved your creamed spinach recipe 10/10 - thanks

  • One of the best recipes I have found on the web! My wife and daugther will eat an entire batch right off the stove.

  • This is the best creamed spinach recipe! We have eaten this at several high-end restaurants and never tasted better than this that we made at home.

  • I just tried it and it turned out delicious, never enjoyed eating spinach as much as I did today, surprised myself. Great recipe!!

  • My husband told me one day about spinach that he had eat and it was creamy well i set out to find a recipe. I found this and he loved it and so do I. Thanks to that good recipe i now have your cook book and we cook from it quite often. Thanks for making me make my husband happy!

  • This was my first time making creamed spinach...your recipe was delicious...I used heavy cream...can't wait to make this agoin when I have company...Thanks

  • This is the best creamed spinach I've ever had. Of course I replaced the parmisean cheese with asiago cheese. But this recipe is the best!

  • This recipe for creamed spinach was wonderful. Once I tasted the finished product, it was as if I had gone to a 5 star restaurant.

  • this is great! will make again definitely! highly recommended! altho, i added a bit more salt. 1/4 tsp is just not enough.

  • I LOVE Boston Market's Creamed Spinach. Now, I don't do a lot of cooking, but when we were putting together our Thanksgiving menu, it occurred to me that if Boston Market can make it, there must be a recipe out there somewhere! So I Googled Creamed Spinach and your wonderful website came up. I made it & it was a GREAT hit! Now we're going to have it for Christmas, too, and it may become a family tradition! Thank you!

  • The very best recipe I ever tasted. My husband didn't like spinach until he tried this recipe. Now he asks for it at least once a week. Thank you for a wonderful and tasty recipe we will enjoy for years to come.

  • This is absolutely delicious. Even added a little of my own touches, but my husband loved it. As I do.

  • yummy! i am taking this over to my family's so they can share in enjoying it!

  • Absolutely delicious! Its about as close to the Boston Market stuff as you can get! I had no nutmeg, so I used a pinch of cinnamon, and added more salt. I will be making this one again!!! Thanks!!

  • I made this with blackened ahi tuna on top. It is absolutely too die for!

  • Oh My Goodness....This tastes just like Boston Market's....Anyone who is a spinach lover like me knows that Boston Market's creamed spinach is AMAZING....LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!

  • I generally don't eat creamed spinach, but this recipe made me a "convert". I put in a little bit more than a 1/4 cup of parmesan (more like a 1/3 cup) the second time I made it. Both recipes are yummy!

  • OMG, I luff it. Which is saying something, since I'm 12. xD

  • I absolutely love this receipe! One of the best, what a hit for everyone. My husband is requesting it again tonight, oh well, what the heck it is fabulous! The only alternation I did, was add in some tobasco sauce for a little extra flavor!

  • Hi I first tried this boston market spinach in Sydney Australia,and got the guy to tell me the recipe and wrote it on a napkin,made it at home, wonderful.So pleased to get it again on here.Lost the first one.

  • This was the best recipe for cream spinach my family has tried. It was better than applebees and cheaper! We loved it by itself and as a dip with tortilla chips. It was absolutely heavenly:)

  • Mmmmmmmm, soooooo good!!!! I LOVE IT. I thought the comments could have been a fake, I'm sorry 4 that but once I tasted the creamed spinach I knew they were all real. This is such a tasty recipe. The cream base is so good I am goin to use it to make other recipes. Thank-U 4 ur webpage. I will be checking out the other recipes.

  • I LOVE THE SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP YOU GET AS AN APPETIZER OUT AT RESTAURANTS AND HAVE TRIED TO MAKE IT AT HOME BUT IT WAS NEVER AS GOOD. I USED THIS RECIPE AND DOUBLED THE AMOUNT OF CREAM CHEESE AND ADDED A CAN OF ARTICHOKE HEARTS THAT I CUT INTO SMALL PIECES. IT WAS EQUAL TO OR BETTER THAN ANY RESTAURANT VERSION. I'VE SHARED IT WITH ALL MY FRIENDS.

  • It was delicious! I cut the 1/2 and 1/2 and the cream cheese amounts in half and it was still creamy. I just added a few drops of hot sauce to it to zip up the flavor.

  • wow!!! The best creamed spinach ever!! thanks so much ;)

  • A delicious recipe...I doubled the salt and liked it even more. I tried a little Frank's Red Hot to make it a little spicy but not lose the great flavor!

  • THIS RECIPE FOR CREAMED SPINACH IS GREAT!! YUM YUM YUM! EVERYONE LOVED IT.

  • This came out wonderful. Now I don't have to worry anymore if there is a Boston Market in the area, I can make it myself!

  • Served this with Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it! I forgot to fold in the parmesan cheese at the end and it was still fantastic. This one is a keeper. Thanks!

  • Its delicious. It can use a bit more salt.

  • I needed a recipe for Thanksgiving. This was perfect. I added a little more nutmeg and a little more onions. Really easy, too!

  • This is absolutely amazing! It is in very high demand at all of my family functions and will remain my secret recipe.

  • WOW! Sooooo GOOOD!!!! Thank you! I used 2 parts soymilk (sweetened, and not vanilla!) and 1 part soy creamer instead of half and half (lower fat and adds that faint sweetness I like in creamed spinach), doubled the salt but used unsalted butter, used light whipped cream cheese, and used crushed prepared garlic (for a tiny bit more sweetness) and red onion. This is the best creamed spinach I've ever had. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • Wow! I wanted a great recipe and this is IT! My guests and husband couldn't stop raving about this dish; sooo yummy and creamy and flavorful! Even good the next day.

  • Thanks so much!

  • This was the best creamed spinach I have ever ate. Couldnt get enough

  • THIS RECIPE HAS BECOME A STAPLE IN MY HOUSEHOLD !! THANX !!!

  • waal it was delicious .dont add anyting to it .i always battle to get my kids to eat vegies .it was a winner with them.thanks very much

  • This recipe is FANTASTIC!!!!! I was very impressed!

  • This recipe was pure AMAZING. I made it last night for dinner, and my family loved it! (Especially my very picky eating kids.) Thanks so much!

  • This was great!!! I was very worried about using frozen spinach, but the outcome was fantastic. Very rich and delicious, a great side dish with grilled steaks. Would definitely make again. Instead of mixing in the parmesan, I sprinkled it over the top and then put the lid on for a few minutes to melt it.

  • This recipe is great... I added some freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese and some cajun spices and perfecto!!!! mmmm good

  • Unbelieveably delicious!! Made it as a side dish for Thanksgiving and everyone was raving about it and begging me for the recipe...=) Thank you!!

  • Okay this recipe was awesome. The kids love it!!!! All I did was add a lil more parmesan,salt and 6oz of cream cheese instead of 4. Loved it

  • WOW!!! Thank you for posting this. I am a novice cook and made this for Thanksgiving 09'. my family LOVED IT!!! It was fun and easy to make! Not to mention delicious to eat!!

  • This was the absolute best recipe ever. I was in love with Boston Market's creamed spinach--now I'm more in love with my own. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • Oh my gosh...I had never made cream spinach before...but last night I was hosting a dinner for my boyfriend and his boss and work colleagues...I googled for a recipe and came across this one. It was a HUGE HUGE hit...I can't tell you how much everyone raved about it. Thanks so much!!

  • This was amazing! Next time I'll add some white pepper to the sauce. Thanks!

  • I was nervous making this because I thought there was no way it would taste like Boston Market's. Boy, was I wrong. It is delicious. Thank you sooooooooooooo much. One of the best things I've made and I make alot of good things. Thanks so much.

  • WOW when i moved to my new house i was devistated to find no boston market within 50 miles..my FAVE item was the spinach. WELL i came upon your recipe and made it.

  • Thank you SO MUCH it was the best thing since turkey legs at the fair. i added a little more salt and more paremsean. AMAZING...funny how much joy a good meal can bring :)

  • One word...AMAZZZZZZING....my aunt gave me some spinach when she was moving out of her home and so i looked up recipes...this is sooo good...literally, i just finished the dish and tasted it and now i understand what all of theese reviews were talkin about so i had to leave a comment! LOVE IT!!!!!

  • Wonderful recipe! I have to admit that I am not much of a cooker and I was nervous when I saw the consistency of the cream before adding the hot spinach and garlic and such. But it worked out so well! Thanks so much! I am on my way home to eat my leftovers from last night! God bless you!

  • this recipe is so awesome.. i love it!!

  • I love this spinach, it"s the best ever

  • It's absolutely delicious. An A+, keep for always, hand down to the kids recipe. Thanks so much for sharing

  • Made this recipe tonight but used 2% milk instead of half and half. It was delicious!

  • Was my first time ever making Creamed spinich.. I made it for my wife for mother's day!! It was also my first time eating it.. she loved it and so did I!! Delicious!! Thanks

  • I made if for a senior group at the church. It was the hit of the day. Several asked for copies of the recipe.

  • This was THE BEST CREAMED SPINACH IN THE WORLD!! EASILY TOPS THE LOCAL HIGH END STEAK HOUSE! THANK YOU ROBBIE!

  • If you liked the recipe, try frying chopped bacon till it's crisp, and add it to the spinach and cream mixture. If you're a bacon lover, it will make this the best spinach dish you've ever had.

  • This is an awesome recipe, the best creamed spinach I've ever made. Highly recommend this recipe

  • The creamed spinach was really good. I subsituted (whole) milk for the cream for a healthier version....it came out just fine & with less fat.

  • this recipe is DELIGHTFUL! Absolutely YUMMY and very easy to make. Thank you SO very much. I served on individual edible pastry bowls ( you just take premade pasty sheets, grease a ramakin and put them inside making a bowl shape and cutting around the edges, then just pop in oven) This recipe is the best!

  • I just made the creamed spinach from your recipe. I didn't have any half and half so I used some sour cream with the cream cheese and when it thickened more than I wanted I added some skim milk. I also used a touch more nutmeg. I've been looking for a good creamed spinach recipe for so long! Thank you

  • AWESOME RECIPE, WE FOUND IT MORE FLAVORFUL THAN BOSTON MARKETS. THE NUTMEG WAS ADDED NEAR THE END, WHICH I THINK GAVE IT A SLIGHT BOOST IN FLAVOR!! THANKS !!

  • The spinach was TERRIFIC!!!!!

  • Holy Yummy! This was such a great last minute addition to our steak and wild rice dinner. I made some modifications due to what I had and it still was awesome! I used whole wheat flour, fat free half and half and instead of frozen I used fresh spinach which was outrageous! I will certainly use this again, and again, and again....! Thanks for the recipe!!!!

  • Loved it! Thank you so much for this great recipe! I accidently left out the garlic, but it was still great. Can't wait to try it again with the garlic!

  • This was delicious! We had it with our Thanksgiving meal & then again with our Christmas Dinner. I did use reg. cream cheese but used whole milk instead of Half & Half the second time. I did not use the Nutmeg, but maybe next time. I also was lacking time, so I used 1 Tbls. Tastefully Simple, Onion Onion in place of the minced onion. It has now become part of our family recipe book!

  • It was excellent and so easy! I never realized nutmeg was in creamed spinach until I made this receipe and now I realize it is that very seasoning that makes it taste so good. Jonathan

  • I made this for Christmas, added some bacon with the onion when I sauteed and then added a little asiago grated at the end. It was sooo good. Everyone raved about it.

  • It is definately a new favorite!!!

  • Made this for Christmas Eve dinner and wow, was it good. I found the recipe today and figured we'd like it based on ingredients, and yup, we did!! It was absolutely delicious and will probably be part of our Christmas Eve dinner from now on. Thanks for sharing!!

  • This is absolutely amazing! It is in very high demand at all of my family functions and will remain my secret recipe. I would like to say that I stuck with the original one you had posted here and added mozzerella and make a kick ass pizza

  • Hi! I make this recipe EVERY year and each year I get requests for it! This year it was not only requestedfor our family but for the inlaws too.

  • This is absolutely the best recipe for creamed spinach. It taste exactly like the one I usually get at Boston Market, but better. In all this recipe was what I was looking for. I just added a sprinkle more of salt and black pepper.

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