Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Thom Driver
Hands-on Time
19 Mins
Total Time
19 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Try this fresh take of a steakhouse favorite--Creamed Spinach and Mushrooms. Don't skip the nutmeg, it brightens the flavor of this side dish.


How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms; cook 6 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Remove mushrooms from pan. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add spinach; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts. Remove from heat.

Step 2

Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil; swirl to coat. Add shallots and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Combine milk and flour, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture, salt, pepper, and nutmeg to pan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Add cheese; stir until cheese melts and the mixture is smooth. Add mushrooms and spinach to milk mixture, and toss gently to coat.

Ratings & Reviews

EICrabb's Review

January 31, 2015
I have hundreds of Cooking Light recipes saved and this is one of the best that i have ever made. We used almond milk and vegan cream cheese, still delicious!


August 19, 2015
I love spinach but have never had creamed spinach before.  This was really good.  DH loved it too.  Quick and easy as well.  Will definitely make it again.

MissVassy's Review

January 23, 2015
Excellent! I'd add more spinach next time since there was a lot of sauce, but the flavors were spot on and went really well with the mushrooms and nutmeg. would go great with lots of dishes.

mcover1308's Review

November 03, 2014
This was amazing! Definitely will be making again!

kbcarey's Review

April 05, 2014
Loved this recipe. It was easy to make and had great flavor. I made it all in the same pan so had to split the wilting of the spinach into two batches. I thickened the sauce more than what shows in the photo (accidentally, got interrupted), but got no complaints! My son said it was a keeper, so I will be making this recipe again!

ktleyed's Review

May 05, 2013
I thought this was fantastic! I had my doubts when I was reading the recipe and then making it, but once I had the finished product it was out of this world! I too made it all in the same pan after removing mushrooms and spinach. The best creamed spinach I've had! A keeper!

Angela145's Review

March 21, 2013
I'm amazed that other people gave this recipe such great reviews. My whole family thought it was terrible.

LaFoCon's Review

March 19, 2013
This was delicious! Easy to make and really tasty!

PrimeSuspect's Review

January 13, 2013

MissModel's Review

January 12, 2013