Vegan Creamed Spinach

Cyd Converse

Going vegan doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite foods! This vegan creamed spinach is every bit as yummy as the original but is totally dairy-free

Creamed spinach makes a delicious and healthy side dish that goes with just about anything - but it is typically made with milk or cream, meaning it is unsuitable for a vegan diet or for anyone who needs to avoid dairy.

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That is, unless you decide to make this vegan creamed spinach, which is 100% dairy-free and delicious served alongside a meat-free meal. You could even serve it as a dip - it pairs up perfectly with these crunchy homemade tortilla chips.

You can use fresh or frozen spinach in this recipe. 
Our recommendation is to use fresh - the texture is better and frozen spinach can sometimes lead to runny results because it produces extra liquid. 
One way to avoid this if you want to use frozen spinach is to add the soy milk a bit at a time, rather than all in one go. This gives you more control over the final consistency. Do remember, though, that creamed spinach tends to thicken as it cools.
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Vegan Creamed Spinach Variations

Made with onion soup powder, this recipe is nice and easy, plus it is full of flavor. But there are several ways you can make it even yummier!
Why not try:
  • stirring in vegan butter for extra richness
  • topping with a good handful of vegan cheese
  • switching the soy milk for coconut milk - it gives it a lovely, light coconut flavor
  • adding some nutmeg - it really brings out the flavor of spinach
  • throwing in some vegan bacon bits
  • sprinkling with nutritional yeast

Can I Freeze this Vegan Creamed Spinach?

Yes! Just freeze it into food-safe freezer bags so you have handy portions available for side dishes on busy evenings.
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Vegan Creamed Spinach

    3 Servings


  • 1 1/4 cups Water
  • 1 package Onion Soup
  • 3 pounds Fresh Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Soy Milk, or another non-dairy milk


  1. Bring the water to a simmer in a medium sized saucepan and empty in the entire pack of onion soup mix. Stir well.
  2. Once the onion mix has completely dissoved, add the spinach.
  3. Cook over a medium heat for around 5 minutes, until the spinach is almost done.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and pour in the soy milk. Simmer for a few more minutes until the mixture has thickened. It is now ready to serve.


Source: The Spruce Eats
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Author: Cyd Converse
Source: The Spruce Eats
Recipe Yields: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 16
Calories 165

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 1425mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
  Dietary Fiber 11g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 14g

* 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.

Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.

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