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Cheesy Creamed Spinach

Cheesy Creamed Spinach Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne optional
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 pounds frozen spinach thawed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Gruyere


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Drain the thawed spinach and squeeze out as much water as possible. (If necessary, squeeze the spinach two or three times.) Chop coarsely.
  • Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 10-12 minutes. Do not brown.
  • Stir in the flour, nutmeg, and (if used) cayenne and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream and milk and cook until thickened.
  • Add the spinach and 1/2 cup parmesan and mix well. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  • Pour the mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle with the rest of the parmesan and the Gruyere.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes, or until hot, bubbly, and lightly browned in spots.
  • Serve immediately.
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