Not As Fattening But Yet Devine Creamed Spinach

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"This creamed spinach version is one I prefer to make because it is very good and it has the added plus in not being as fattening as other versions of creamed spinach. Pares well with many meats, but especially with steak."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (266.7 g)
  • Calories 176.1
  • Total Fat - 10.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 18.6 mg
  • Sodium - 492.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4 g
  • Sugars - 1.1 g
  • Protein - 9.1 g
  • Calcium - 303.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 49.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Cook spinach in 1 inch of boiling salted water in a large pot, covered, stirring once or twice, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold running water until cool. Squeeze small handfuls of spinach to remove as much moisture as possible, then coarsely chop.

Step 2

Cook onion in butter in a small heavy saucepan over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add warm milk and simmer, whisking, 3 to 4 minutes. Whisk in Parmesan, salt, nutmeg, and pepper to taste. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until heated through.

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Fabulous! DH loves creamed spinach - and while I like it, too - I often don't want the calories associated with it. This recipe is spot on delicious and easy to prepare. I did add a little more nutmeg than called for, because we like it that way. Made half a recipe and it was perfect for the two of us. Thanks for posting - this will definitely be in the monthly rotation!

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(28 Oct 2019)


Can't remember a time I didn't love creamed spinach, loved this recipe with just enough difference that it has been added to my Family Favorites Cookbook right along side of our family favorite! Made as posted, needs no changes - a real winner!

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(27 May 2015)