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creamed spinach with toasted almonds in a bowl with spoon

Creamed Spinach with Toasted Almonds

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 325kcal
This easy creamed spinach recipe is made with a handful of ingredients and comes together quickly. It's a great addition to any Thanksgiving or holiday table.
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  • ¼ cup almonds walnuts or pine nuts; toasted & chopped
  • 20 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Trim the longer stems from the spinach leaves and tear the leaves into smaller pieces.
  • In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, bring butter, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper to a low boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often, about 15 minutes or until reduced and thickened.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese and stir to incorporate.
  • Add the spinach and cook, stirring often, until the spinach wilts, absorbs some of the cream mixture and the sauce further thickens.
  • Sprinkle chopped, toasted nuts on top and…
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7728IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2mg