Delicious vegan creamed spinach is the perfect side dish. It’s just right for serving at a holiday meal or Sunday dinner.
It seems that people either love or hate spinach. I know that for some people, the promise of cooked spinach doesn’t exactly make them come running to the table.
But this vegan creamed spinach is the exception to the rule, I think. It’s a delicious way to enjoy this super healthy green vegetable.
What is creamed spinach?
Creamed spinach is a side dish where cooked spinach is combined with onion, cream, milk, and cheese. It’s usually very heavy on the dairy, and it’s creamy and delicious.
Can you make creamed spinach without dairy?
Yes, it is possible to make dairy free and vegan creamed spinach. Using non-dairy milk and non-dairy cheese will still result in a delicious side dish that has a lot of flavor and is very creamy.
Is it healthier to eat cooked spinach, or raw spinach?
When you cook spinach, you will be able to absorb higher amounts of protein, calcium, and vitamins A and E. Read more about the benefits of cooking spinach here.
How do you make vegan creamed spinach?
- Cook chopped onion in vegan buttery spread over medium heat.
- Add frozen spinach, and cook until it’s heated through.
- Stir in non-dairy milk, non-dairy cheese, and salt and pepper.
- Cook until hot and cheese is melted.
This is a really nice side dish for Thanksgiving or any holiday meal. Just double or triple the recipe depending on how many people you have to serve.
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Vegan Creamed Spinach (Gluten Free, Dairy Free).
Simply delicious gluten free and vegan creamed spinach - this is an excellent side dish for a holiday meal.
- 1 onion diced
- 16 ounces frozen chopped spinach you can use fresh spinach if you prefer
- 3 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread
- 1 cup non-dairy milk I used refrigerated unsweetened coconut milk
- 3/4 cup dairy free mozzarella shreds
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Place the vegan buttery spread in a sauce pan. Add the chopped onion and cook over medium until the onion is tender, about 8 minutes.
- Add the frozen spinach and cook until it's hot, stirring often, about ten minutes.
Add the non-dairy milk, dairy free cheese, and spices.
- Stir until combined and heated through.
- Add more salt or pepper if desired.
You can use fresh spinach if you prefer.
If you would like to use dairy products, you can. Just substitute an equal amount.
This post was originally published in October 2014. It has been updated with new photos and tips.
This post is part of my series, 31 Days of Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Egg Free Soups, Salads, Sides, and Sweets.