The ingredients for making creamed spinach are really rather simple. At its core, this dish is about spinach, cream, and some seasonings, so let’s go with that!
We recommend using fresh spinach for this recipe. It keeps its shape better and ends up with a nice texture that isn’t at all slimy, even after cooking. But if all you’ve got is frozen spinach, that will work. You will need a 10-ounce package of frozen spinach for this recipe. You can also skip the blanching if using frozen spinach — just make sure you defrost and dry it out properly.
For the additional ingredients, you will need butter, onions, garlic, cream. We also love the addition of Parmesan, as it really takes this dish to another level. No worries, though, if you don’t have any on hand, you can skip it.
For the seasoning, we use nutmeg, salt, pepper, and chili flakes or cayenne pepper, if you like a bit of heat in your food.