Creamed Sorrel and Spinach

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I did not grow up eating greens. And if my son hadn’t gone all “wild edible foliage” on me, I might never have considered cooking green leafy vegetables. But, here we are. Last year we tried chard and mustard greens. This week? Sorrel.

There was a large bunch of sorrel in our produce box and darned if I knew what to do with it. I went to my go-to foodies, Shaina and Aimee. Both were extremely helpful. We tried chopped sorrel and romaine in a salad one night. Amazing what a lemony flavor sorrel has!

Last night we had Creamed Sorrel and Spinach. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but at least three of us really enjoyed the flavors of the greens and how they complemented the fish that I seasoned and grilled.

(The little people didn’t like “the planty stuff.”)

A little research told me that sorrel would be quite flavorful. Since I didn’t know how much so, I decided to balance it with spinach. I had a huge package of organic spinach from Costco, so why not?

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Creamed Sorrel and Spinach
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamed greens, creamed sorrel, creamed spinach, sorrel
Servings: 6
Calories: 59 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 large bunch sorrel coarsely chopped
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Cook the garlic in the butter until fragrant.
  2. Add the sorrel and spinach and cook over high heat, quickly, just until it starts to wilt.
  3. Stir in the cream and stir to combine.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Promptly store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to 4 days.

Nutritional values are approximate and based on 1/6 the recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Creamed Sorrel and Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2848IU57%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Have you ever tasted sorrel? What do you do with it?

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. i’ve never had sorrel but i want to try it sometime 🙂

  2. patty-leigh says

    my mother-in-law makes the most amazing pastry with sorrel. pretty easy too. it’s like a free-form pie.

    basically she lays out a pie crust on a sheet pan, puts fresh sorrel on it in a line and sprinkles generously with sugar. then fold over the sides to make a long pastry, shaped similarly to a danish. bake and voila! DELICIOUSNESS. it’s always gone right away. there’s never enough. she also freezes several, before cooking. and pops it straight into the oven from the freezer for an easy dessert. soooooooo good.

    you might have to play with the sugar amount. and make sure there’s no holes on the bottom or side for the juices to drip out from, it’s just a bit messy. only steam holes for the top.

  3. I’ve never even seen sorrel to buy here. I do love spinach and chard but not mustard greens or turnips. Kale is good in soup.

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