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Garlic Creamed Spinach: the effortless recipe for a creamy dish made with spinach

Total time: 15 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist


Olive oil
1/2 tbsp
small onion, finely chopped
fresh spinach, roughly chopped
2 1/2 cups
large garlic cloves, minced
cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup
1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder
1/4 tsp

Garlic creamed spinach is a simple yet delicious recipe you can serve as side. Creamy, garlicky and tasty, it's a hearty dish which will win you over. You need few simple ingredients to make creamed spinach in less than 15 minutes that is much butter than the store-bought.

Wilted spinach is the healthy part of the recipe, garlic gives flavor while milk and cream cheese make it soft, creamy. Prepare this easy creamed spinach recipe as a great sandwich filling or serve it with a crunchy toast, beef, chicken, salad, or pasta dish.

Tips for Easy Creamed Spinach

You can replace olive oil with unsalted butter if you want.

You can use low-fat mayonnaise instead of cream cheese as well.

You can use both fresh or frozen spinach.

For a healthier recipe, use low-fat cream cheese.

Make creamed spinach in advance to fill your sandwiches.

How to store Garlic Creamed Spinach

You can store creamed spinach in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Before serving, reheat over low heat.

How to make Garlic Creamed Spinach

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Cook onions in it for 2 to 3 minutes.

Add spinach.

Stir and cook spinach for another 2 minutes or until it starts to wilt. Add garlic and cook everything for a minute.

Stir in cream cheese, salt, black pepper, and cook it all until it's creamy and there are no lumps.

Let it boil until thick, stirring.

Serve hot and enjoy!

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