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Quick Creamy Spinach Recipe

Quick Creamy Spinach Recipe

For a family-pleasing side dish, I rely on comforting recipe. My children started eating vegetables at an early age. This spinach recipe is one of their all-time favorites.—Rachel Greenawalt Keller, Roanoke, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1. Prepare spinach according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, cook onion in oil until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in reserved spinach. Add cheese; stir until melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 124 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 452 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.