Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach Recipe

Katie Jasiewicz | Katie's Cucina

Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach is a delicious side for the holidays that'll free up a burner on your stove. Easy and stress-free!

Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach Photo

My family loves creamed spinach. I always make this easy fresh side dish for the holidays. Even though creamed spinach is very easy to make from scratch on the stovetop, when you’re entertaining during the holidays you know that every stovetop burner is at a premium.

If you’re like me, you plan your menu, then make a schedule of what time each items needs to start cooking (including what burner it will be on). 

In an effort to help simplify my side dish dilemma this year, I started experimenting with making slow cooker creamed spinach. I was pleasantly surprised on how good this turned out in the slow cooker and even better—still the same fresh ingredients I use in my stovetop version. But no need to take up a burner!

Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach Picture

I bought a pound of fresh organic baby spinach from my local wholesale club. It typically runs about $5 for the pound and most of them come rinsed and ready to use. If the spinach you buy does not come rinsed, you’ll need to rinse it first before placing in a 6-quart slow cooker.

I also found that using a non-stick spray helped the spinach not stick at the bottom. Some pieces still stuck on the sides of the slow cooker and that’s ok. I did test with a slow cooker liner and felt like the plastic altered the taste. Maybe it’s mind over matter—but that’s my own opinion.

Once the spinach is in the slow cooker you’ll mix together the milk, heavy cream, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper. Then pour it on top of the spinach.

Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach Image

Cook the spinach for two hours—mixing once or twice to ensure the spinach does not burn. If you like your sauce thick you’ll want to mix in a slurry of cornstarch and water to the creamed spinach once its done cooking.

That’s it… it’s super easy and an easy side dish to task to a family member or friend who might say they aren’t good cooks! Nothing to mess up here and gives you one extra burner to cook a side dish on!

If you want to simplify a side dish for a crowd this holiday season, I invite you to try my recipe for Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach. 

Need a dairy-free version? Try this Vegan Creamed Spinach.

Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach Pic

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Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 16 ounces Fresh Organic Baby Spinach
  • 1 cup 2% Milk, Organic
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Water


  1. Spray a 6.5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Then add in the fresh baby spinach (it will fill your entire slow cooker—it’s ok it will shrink down to nothing).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the milk, heavy cream, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper. Then pour on top of the spinach. Place the lid on top and cook on high for 2 hours. At the one-hour mark, give the spinach a stir and then place the lid back on the slow cooker.
  3. Once the spinach is done, mix together the cornstarch and water in a separate bowl. Then mix into the spinach and continue to mix until the sauce thickens. Serve out of the slow cooker or pour into a bowl and enjoy.  


Cooking Method:
Slow Cooker
Side Dishes
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Author: Katie Jasiewicz
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 120 minutes
Total Time: 125 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 46
Calories 86

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 208mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Katie Jasiewicz

About Katie

Katie is our resident one-pot meal fanatic, but you'll find that she's passionate about every kind of food, from dinners to desserts, on her blog Katie's Cucina.

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