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Steakhouse creamed spinach, a rich and creamy side dish, being lifted with a fork.

Steakhouse Creamed Spinach

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Ready to indulge in the decadence of Steakhouse Creamed Spinach? Treat yourself to a creamy and flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with your favorite steak or roasted chicken.


  • 1 pound spinach (baby leaf spinach or fresh leaf spinach , or use ½ pound frozen spinach)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced or minced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half & half (or heavy cream)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes ( or cayenne pepper)
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spinach and cook for about 1 minute until it begins to wilt. Place into a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking immediately. Drain.
  • Heat up butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat until it melts.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and stir occasionally while cooking for 2 to 3 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Add the flour to the skillet and stir constantly while cooking for about a minute until it becomes foamy.
  • Gradually whisk in the half and half and milk. Add the nutmeg, red chili flakes, salt, and pepper into the skillet. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes until it slightly thickens.
  • Add the spinach and Parmesan cheese into the skillet and mix them in. Cook the mixture for another minute to heat everything through.
  • Serve and enjoy!



  • We recommend to consume this delicious steakhouse creamed spinach within 3 days. To keep it fresh, transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate.
  • Freeze: Place the leftover creamed spinach in an airtight container and freeze it for up to 3 months. When you're ready to enjoy it, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Before reheating, make sure to drain any excess water that may accumulate on top.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Side dishes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 76 kcal
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 359 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 9 mg

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