Quick Creamed Spinach

Cheri Robartes

This recipe, while for spinach, works well with greens of any kind. Don’t let your greens go bad!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt (maybe a tad less)
  • dash pepper
  • ⅜ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 to 8 cups raw greens, washed, not cut-up
  • 1 chopped scallion (or ¼ to ½ onion)


  1. Melt butter, add flour, stir and cook a bit over medium low heat, add milk and spices and heat up. After a bit, add greens (they will seem mountainous out of proportion to the cream sauce) and the scallion. Mix in a bit, cover and steam until soft. Use a hand blender (or regular one) until smooth. Creamy and wonderfully satisfying.

  2. After trying 10 or so other recipes over the last two years that didn’t seem quite right, I think this is perfect now. I freeze what I can’t eat right away.

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Many Hands Organic Farm has been in existence since 1982 and has been selling to the public since 1985. We were first certified organic by the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association in 1987.

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