Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

My Oma's recipe from the old country. Great for people who hate spinach.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash spinach and steam together with onion for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Finely chop cooked spinach and onion together with the garlic and place in a medium pot.
  3. Combine flour and oil and and heat in a small sauce pan until golden brown.
  4. Combine flour mixture with spinach stirring until evenly blended.
  5. Add milk to spinach stirring to combine with flour mixture.
  6. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until spinach thickens. Salt to taste.
  7. Enjoy.


Most Helpful

This was a nice base recipe for creamed spinach. I used 1/2 medium onion, 1 large garlic clove, 2 T. flour and lowfat buttermilk. I did not need to simmer for 30 minutes as it thickened up almost immediately. I added a little nutmeg and a bay leaf as well. Perfect consistency and good flavor. Since the recipe does not state how much liquid to use, you will need about 1/2 - 3/4 c. of milk or cream. Lastly, this will NOT serve 6 unless you are having one bite each. I'd say it serves 2-3 people tops. Anyway, thanks for posting your Oma's recipe!

Suzy_Q November 02, 2008

I also made a couple of tweaks, but the taste was great. I had always been afraid to cook spinach, but this was very good. I sauteed 1/2 and onion and 1 clove of garlic in oil before adding the flour. Then had to add 1 cup of milk, then added the steamed, chopped spinach. I don't think it needs to simmer for 1/2 hour either, since the spinach is already cooked. Thanks for sharing it.

Carol March 31, 2010

This tasted yummy, but I have to agree with SuzyQ, there is no way this recipe would be enough for 6 people.

NovaM September 01, 2010

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