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


Makes 4 servings


  • 3 packages (10 ounces [284 grams] each) frozen chopped spinach
  • 3 tablespoons (24 grams) cornstarch
  • 2–3 tablespoons (28–42 grams) butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • freshly ground nutmeg, to taste


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


  • 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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05.10.2023 revision update