Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe
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Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe

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The inspiration for this creamy side dish came from a local restaurant. I lightened up the original recipe by using fat-free half-and-half and fat-free cream cheese. I goes great with most any entree. —Susan Geddie of Harker Heights, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen leaf spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 131 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 704mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually whisk in half-and-half until blended. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  2. Add the cream cheese, salt, nutmeg and pepper, stirring until cream cheese is melted. Stir in spinach and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; heat through. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Creamed Spinach in Light & Tasty August/September 2003, p37

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Chicagodmd User ID: 8183570 215973
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"My husband has a garlic allergy so I left that out. It was still delicious."

ConnieK User ID: 282614 88354
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"This was very good and so easy to make. The leftovers the next day were even better. I'll be making this again since I love creamed spinach. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"

scotchcat User ID: 1323433 55728
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"This was really good and easy to make, my kids would like me to make this as part of our Christmas dinner - Wonderful!"

alisondvm User ID: 788843 129222
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"This was delicious. I even got my 2 year old to take a few bites. I'll be making it again."

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