Slow Cooker Vegan Creamed Spinach

Make a vegan béchamel sauce on the stovetop and then mix it with spinach and red pepper flakes in a slow cooker to make this easy creamed spinach.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 Tbsp. vegan butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened soymilk
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 package (12 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add flour and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Slowly pour in the soymilk and whisk until all lumps are removed and sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Whisk in nutmeg and salt.
  • Transfer sauce to 2-quart slow cooker. Stir in spinach and red pepper flakes. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours. Stir well and transfer to a serving dish.