Oma's Creamed Spinach Recipe

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

My creamed spinach recipe, aka Rahmspinat,  is one I'm sure your family will love. Among easy spinach recipes, this one's really delicious and nutritious. Why not make it often? 

German menus often feature creamed chopped spinach. Usually seasoned with nutmeg, the spinach cooking water and milk are used to make the cream sauce.

For the full list of ingredients & detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. But before you scroll, there’s important & interesting stuff to know right below.

Want a richer sauce? Then use just cream or a mixture of cream and milk. Sure, this increases the calorie count.

Creamed spinach and fried eggs

But, surely, that's offset by all the vitamins, minerals, and fiber! Creamed Spinach ... a German treat! I'm sharing two recipes.

The second one is what I do when I'm in a REAL HURRY!

Try the variations given in the hints below the recipes. You're sure to find one way of how to cook spinach that pleases your taste buds!

One very common way to serve this dish is to combine it on a plate with boiled potatoes, hard boiled eggs and mustard sauce. A really quick and easy dinner.

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Why Spinach?

Why not?

Think of Popeye! He knew what was good for him! After all, spinach is a good source of niacin and zinc and a very good source of dietary fiber.

It also has protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese ... to name a few! 

Yes, Popeye knew a thing or two about eating healthy!

Ready to make some Creamed Spinach?

1. German Creamed Spinach Recipe

My creamed spinach recipe, aka Rahmspinat, is one I'm sure your family will love. Usually seasoned with nutmeg, the spinach cooking water and milk are used to make the cream sauce. 

Want a richer sauce? Then use just cream or a mixture of cream and milk. Sure, this increases the calorie count. But it's OH SO GOOD!

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

13 minutes

Total Time

18 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds fresh spinach
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, all-purpose
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ clove garlic, chopped
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg

Instructions:

  1. Bring water and ½ teaspoon salt to boil. Add washed spinach and cook about 5 minutes.
  2. Drain well, keeping liquid.
  3. Finely chop spinach.
  4. Heat butter in sauce pan, stir in flour. Saute over low heat for about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring continually.
  5. Add ½ cup reserved hot cooking liquid and ½ cup milk. Stir with whisk over low heat until smooth.
  6. Add garlic and simmer sauce about 5 minutes.
  7. Add chopped spinach and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg and heat thoroughly.

Notes/Hints:

  • Use ½ cup cream instead of ½ cup reserved cooking liquid for sauce.
  • Use only 1 cup cream (half and half) for sauce.
  • Use 1 tablespoon chopped onion instead of garlic, or omit.
  • Use 2 to 3 packages of well-drained frozen chopped spinach instead of fresh.
  • Add some diced fried bacon (bacon bits) or diced smoked sausage.

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Ready to make some Quick Creamed Spinach?

2. Oma's Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe

Are you in a hurry to make some creamed spinach? Do you have frozen spinach in your freezer?

Well, then, you're blessed because you can enjoy this side dish in minutes!

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Total Time

10 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 packages (300 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt, pepper, and nutmeg

Instructions:

  1. Place frozen spinach into a saucepan and add just enough water to cover bottom of pan about ½ inch. 
  2. Bring to boil and lower heat to simmer. Slowly stir as spinach starts to thaw. Once thawed (it will only take a few minutes), let it simmer for several minutes. 
  3. Dissolve cornstarch in a bit of water. Slowly add just enough to spinach so that it thickens as much as you'd like. Stir in butter until it melts.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

Notes/Hints:

  • Add some bacon bits as the spinach simmers.
  • Serve with boiled potatoes (put these on to cook just before you start the spinach). Fry eggs just as you're finished making the spinach. 

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German Creamed Spinach Recipe made Just like Oma



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German Creamed Spinach Recipe made Just like Oma


 This easy German creamed spinach recipe is one your family will love. Delicious and nutritious, why not make it often?


Ingredients: spinach, butter, all-purpose flour, milk, seasonings, garlic,

For the full recipe, scroll up ...

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