creamed spinach

i wanted cream spinach, old southern steakhouse style, to go with my pork chops! this is a lighter of a version without the cream. (since i’m trying not to get fat with how much i eat!)

and, i’m testing out some good side dishes for our easter sunday menu.

creamed spinach

adapted from gina’s skinny recipes.

prep time: 10 min | total time: 20 min | serves: 3-4

what you need:

  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup shallots, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free milk
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • salt, pepper, red pepper flakes to taste
  • 4.4 oz Boursin Light (i used laughing cow cheese since i didn’t have this! tasted just as phenom)
  • 16 oz bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed & drained

get it done:

  • in a large pan, melt the butter and add shallots and garlic – cook on medium for about 5 minutes
  • add flour and mix well, cooking for a minute
  • reduce the heat to low and slowly add milk while whisking
  • add parmesan, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and red pepper – mix well
  • add boursin light (or laughing cow) and mix until smooth
  • add the spinach and combine it well – cook until heated through
  • add salt/pepper/red pepper as necessary
  • serve with your favorite main dish!



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