• Serves 4
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients
  • Love


Portuguese Spinach is a wonderfully healthy baby food that the whole family will love. Serve with potato mash, as a side to any meat or fish dish.
The secret ingredients in this Portuguese Spinach are nutmeg and slowly cooked garlic.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 bag fresh baby spinach, or 1 box of frozen
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Heat olive oil and butter in large pan on low heat. Add garlic and nutmeg and stir until cooked.
  2. Meanwhile steam or blanch spinach.
  3. Mix milk and flour in a mug, then add to pan with garlic. Increase heat to medium. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Stir and once thickened add drained spinach.
  4. Allow to cool slightly then blend/whizz to a smooth texture. (Add more milk if required.)

Notes... This is my version of a traditional Portuguese dish. I add leftovers to curries or pasta sauce for extra flavour and nutrients.
  • Oh wow looks amazing!


  • A very unique and different recipe rich from iron


  • So good to see different nationalities putting their recipes on here. Love to see it


  • This is such a healthy and fresh recipe.


  • What a nutritious dish! Going to try this when I have extra spinach


  • Such a colourful dish. Great way to get baby to eat tasty green veggies.


  • Love the colour it brightens up the plates!


  • This looks so easy to make and looks really good


  • I no longer buy frozen spinach as some of it is grown and processed in Asia in water that is not safe.


  • This looks wonderful. It makes you want to eat it.


  • Wow so vibrant. I love spinach so I will definitely be making this in the near future.


  • oohhh look at that! looks amazing! so clever to add it to other dishes.


  • The colour looks absolutely incredible! It sounds so healthy and hearty.

    • My little ones would love making up some stories and joking about what this meal is – i.e. slime or alien goo. They would love it!


  • That green looks amazing! Great looking a sounding recipe.


  • The colour is amazing!


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