Overhead view of Easy Creamy Spinach in a white ceramic skillet with wooden handle and gray towel wrapped around the handle

Easy Creamy Spinach

The perfect side not only for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but any time of the year. Creamy spinach comes in numerous variations and is popular in many countries. It tastes fabulous with turkey, beef steaks, and roast chicken. It’s no wonder the whole world loves it! You can also prepare it in a dairy-free and vegan version using olive oil, dairy-free cream, and dairy-free Parmesan cheese.

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Overhead view of Easy Creamy Spinach in a white ceramic skillet with wooden handle and gray towel wrapped around the handle
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Easy Creamy Spinach

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Calories: 333kcal


  • 15 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 cloves garlic , peeled and minced
  • cups half-and-half
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • cup Parmesan cheese , grated


  • Heat a large and preferably deep skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach in handfuls, stirring after each. This step should not take more than a minute.
  • Once the spinach is wilted, add the butter and reduce the heat. Quickly season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg, and stir. Add minced garlic and mix again. This step should not take more than a minute, so that the butter and garlic are not burned.
  • Finally, stir in the half-and-half and heavy whipping cream, and bring to a boil. When the sauce begins to bubble slightly, add the Parmesan cheese and keep stirring until the ingredients are thoroughly combined and the flavors come together, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Easy Creamy Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 428mg18%
Potassium 765mg22%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 10968IU219%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 329mg33%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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