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Stovetop Creamed Spinach

All you need is five simple ingredients and time for cream to reduce with savory Parmesan cheese for a restaurant-style creamed spinach cooked right on the stovetop.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword spinach
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 222 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 pounds fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until it becomes fragrant. Add the cream and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and cook the cream at a slow boil, stirring occasionally until the cream has thickened and reduced by half, about 25 minutes. Season with kosher salt, black pepper and the nutmeg.

  2. Working in batches, add the spinach to the cream sauce, tossing to coat as the spinach cooks down. Repeat in batches until the last batch is just beginning to wilt, then add the Parmesan cheese and toss with the spinach leaves and cook until the last batch is just barely done. The spinach will continue to cook once it's removed from the heat. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese as desired and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Stovetop Creamed Spinach
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 209mg9%
Potassium 459mg13%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 7854IU157%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 199mg20%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.