Easy Creamed Spinach – A Simple Side Dish made From Frozen Spinach
The quickest and easiest way to make a delicious creamed spinach is by making a cheesy white sauce.
Kids love white sauce and cheese, so this is a great dish to get them to try spinach, and by using frozen spinach, you are assured the freshest spinach possible.
You really don’t need to use a ton of cheese in the creamed spinach dish, just enough to get delicious results!
Let the frozen spinach sit on your kitchen counter for a few hours or leave in the fridge all day to thaw. You can also thaw it quickly by popping in the microwave for a few minutes. Always make sure to squeeze most of the water out of the spinach after it’s thawed.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1-3/4 cups half-and-half
- 2 12 ounce boxes or bags frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 ⁄4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese divided
In a small skillet or saucepan over low heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
Lightly salt and pepper the melted butter.
Turn heat to medium high.
Stir small amounts of flour at a time into the pan, constantly whisking until the mixture becomes smooth.
Slowly pour in the half-and-half, whisking again until there are no lumps.
Stir in 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and a 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese to the sauce.
Add spinach to a larger skillet or pan and cook over low heat until spinach starts to warm.
Sprinkle spinach with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Pour the white sauce over the spinach and stir well to combine.
Cook mixture until heated through.
Pour into a casserole dish and top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Make a quick and delicious cheesy white sauce! Melt the butter and then slowly whisk in the flour.
Grate your own cheese if possible. Cheese that you purchase in bags has a coating to help prevent sticking. Unfortunately, it can also help prevent melting. We sure hope you enjoy this easy creamed spinach! Just let us know!