Creamed Spinach

This is a delicious and creamy spinach dish, perfect as a side or as part of a main meal. It is quick and easy to make, and can be tailored to your own taste.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 300g spinach leaves
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook for a few minutes until softened.
  3. Add the spinach leaves and cook for a few more minutes until wilted.
  4. Stir in the cream and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve immediately.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many ways you could change or improve this dish. Here are a few ideas:

  • Add some grated cheese to the spinach before adding the cream.
  • Stir in some chopped bacon or pancetta before serving.
  • Add a pinch of nutmeg to the spinach along with the cream.
  • Replace the cream with milk for a lighter dish.
  • Add some chopped garlic to the onion when cooking.

What other food it works well with

This dish goes well with many different foods. Try it with:

  • Roast chicken or turkey
  • Grilled steak or fish
  • Pasta
  • Rice

Common Mistakes

Here are a few common mistakes people make when making this dish:

  • Not cooking the spinach for long enough – make sure it is wilted before adding the cream.
  • Adding too much cream – this will make the dish too rich. Start with 3 tablespoons and add more if needed.
  • Not seasoning the dish – make sure to add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information

This dish is high in iron and vitamins A and C. It is also a good source of protein and calcium.

Allergens: spinach, cream

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