Hungarian Style Spinach (Magyaros Spenotfozelek)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is creamed spinach with a Transylvanian touch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add garlic clove.
  3. Saute garlic in butter a minute or so.
  4. Do not let garlic burn or it will be bitter.
  5. Blend in flour to make a roux.
  6. Add salt and pepper and heat until mixture bubbles, stirring constantly.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Gradually add cream or milk.
  9. Return to heat and stir until mixture is smooth and thickened.
  10. Blend well drained spinach into sauce and serve.


Most Helpful

Very tasty, but I added a little more garlic- actually garlic powder at the end to kick it up a notch. Also, no need to cook the spinach separately. Just add it to the end of the mixture and put a lid on the saucepan. The spinach cooks quickly then puree it in the blender. Delish! Thanks for the recipe!

Frankie Charlie January 24, 2015

I grew up in an Austrian/Hungarian home, and this recipe brings me back to my childhood! The only tweaking I did was to add a few scrapes of fresh nutmeg for added seasoning, 'cause that's what my dad used to do. (he was a professional Austrian chef) YUMMM! I also used soy milk and margarine to keep this dish non-dairy.

PhotoMama February 01, 2010

My Hungarian mother makes this all the time, it's one of my favorite recipes, yum! The only difference is, when it's all done, she stirs in a healthy dollop of sour cream too! Delish!

SusanSuszko October 11, 2009

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