RecipeCreamed Spinach

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 110
  • Protein: 6g
  • Total Fat: 6g
    • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 330mg
Take Note

Quick Meal

Contains Dairy


This rich and creamy dish tastes just like traditional versions, but with a fraction of the calories and fat. It’s so delicious that my son Cole requests it as part of a “last supper” meal before he leaves for sleepaway camp in the summer.

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This recipe makes 4 Servings
  • 1 medium shallot, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 bags (10 ounces each) fresh spinach, large stems removed, leaves roughly chopped
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) light or reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

Coat a large sauté pan with oil spray. Sauté shallot over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté for 1 minute.

Add the spinach, a few handfuls at a time, and sauté until wilted, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add low-fat cream cheese and stir until melted through. Season the spinach with salt, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated.

Serving Size: ¾ cup

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