Boston Market Creamed Spinach

Boston Market Creamed Spinach is a CopyKat Recipe Original. With this dish, you might even win over a few people to spinach. Some of us have grown up not liking spinach. Canned spinach has never been terribly appealing. I love Boston Market Creamed Spinach. Boston Market Creamed Spinach is a wonderfully creamy, and savory dish.

Homemade copycat Boston Market creamed spinach in a white serving dish.

Making Boston Market Creamed Spinach at Home

Some of us have grown up not liking spinach, and it must be said that canned spinach has never been terribly appealing. However, I love Boston Market Creamed Spinach. It’s so wonderfully creamy and savory that you might even win over a few people to spinach.

Serving bowl of homemade copycat Boston Market creamed spinach.

About Boston Market

Boston Market set out to create awesome rotisserie meals. In fact, Boston Market began with just three items – fire, a spit, and chicken. These days you can swing by Boston Market for a complete homemade-style family meal or a little extra something to complete your home dining. As they say, at Boston Market, dinner is always ready. They serve real food made by hand.

Take Popeye’s Advice and Eat More Spinach

It really is true – studies have found that consuming nitrates from vegetables like spinach can really give you strong muscles just like Popeye’s. Apart from muscles, spinach is good for your brain.

Spinach has substances called phytochemicals that research has shown can prevent or delay cognitive decline in people. Read more about the many health benefits of spinach.

Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make creamed spinach:

  • Frozen chopped spinach, drained
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Onion
  • Butter
  • Whole Milk
  • Sour Cream

Boston Market creamed spinach ingredients

How to Make Boston Market Creamed Spinach

  1. Melt butter in a small-sized saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Add flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and stir until combined together.
  3. Add milk a little at a time and constantly stir with a whisk until the mixture becomes thick and smooth.
  4. Melt butter in a separate medium-sized saucepan on medium heat.
  5. Add onions and cook until the onions are transparent.
  6. Place spinach in the pan and add water. Lower the heat and place lid on the pan.
  7. Stir several times until the spinach is almost completely cooked then add salt.
  8. When spinach is almost done, add white sauce and sour cream. Stir well and simmer until completely blended.

Ingredients for homemade copycat Boston Market creamed spinach in a pan.

Recipe Variations

Thanks to all my readers who sent in ideas:

  • For a gluten-free creamed spinach, substitute the flour for about half the amount of cornstarch, mix together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to 3 tablespoons of water.
  • If you have someone who is lactose intolerant, you can use soy milk instead of regular whole milk.
  • Make a low-fat version using low-fat yogurt and low-fat milk.
  • To sneak in some extra veggies, add some finely chopped carrots and celery.
  • You can add some garlic if you desire.
  • Add a little cream cheese to makes it even more creamy and luscious.
  • If you don’t have any sour cream on hand, you can use 1/4 cup Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup cream cheese.

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Homemade copycat Boston Market creamed spinach in a white serving dish.

Boston Market Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach never tasted so good.  Try this super easy version of creamed spinach with the Boston Market Creamed Spinach recipe.
4.86 from 7 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Boston Market Recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 186kcal

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces spinach chopped, frozen, drained
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup Water

White Sauce

  • 3 tablespoon Butter
  • 4 tablespoon Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Whole Milk

Instructions

  • Prepare the white sauce using a medium-low setting melt butter in a saucepan add flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt until creamed together. Add milk a little at a time on medium heat. Constantly stir with a whisk until mixture becomes thick and smooth. Place butter in a 2-quart saucepan on medium heat, add onions. 
  • Cook until the onions are transparent. Place spinach and add water to pan, lower the heat and place lid on pan. Stir several times until the spinach is almost completely cooked. Add 1 teaspoon of salt. When spinach is almost done add white sauce and sour cream, stir well and simmer until completely blended.

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Recipe Tips for the Cook

  • Want to make this creamed spinach extra creamy? Add two or three tablespoons of cream cheese to the sauce!
  • You can use a couple of paper towels to help you squeeze out some of the excess water in the frozen spinach.
  • To make this extra savory, consider adding a tablespoon or two of blue cheese into the sauce!

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 676mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9340IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 2.8mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Jan Patrick

    5 stars
    As a vegan I no longer make this as I used to but years ago I found that Barilla Three Cheese Alfredo sauce added to the frozen (squeeze the water out) spinach came wonderfully close to the creamed spinach I loved at Boston Market.

  2. Ann

    5 stars
    Made this for my family and they liked it?better then Boston Markets. Can you use fresh spinach instead of frozen?
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  3. Susan Seals

    4 stars
    I always add 1/4 tsp of freshly grated Nutmeg. Gives it a great flavor. Add 1/2 cup of shredded mozzerala with some cream cheese. Also add fresh grated or slice parmesan cheese. At the end.

  4. Brittany

    5 stars
    Followed the recipe exactly, and it tastes great! It’s my husband’s favorite side from Boston Market. I made it in advance to reheat for Christmas dinner tomorrow, I hope he enjoys it!

    • Stephanie

      Terri, you could use them, it will change the recipe quite a bit. I don’t know the adjustments that are needed, I don’t use either ingredient, but without the fat, it is not going to set up the same. You would need to thicken the sauce more if you wanted it to have the same texture.

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