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!

LaFoCon's Review

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

mcover1308's Review

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

MJinBoise's Review

March 21, 2012
Tastes spectacular! But, you can do this all in one large skillet rather than getting an extra pot dirty. Just remove the spinach from the skillet after it wilts, and make the cream sauce in the skillet instead. We will make this again.

PrimeSuspect's Review

January 13, 2013

MissModel's Review

January 12, 2013

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.

Janeece's Review

March 18, 2012
Delicious! Quick and easy to make.

steponme's Review

March 29, 2012
This is wonderfully, rich tasting. Don't skip the nutmeg, it brightens the flavor of the dish.

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.