Saturday, September 21, 2019

Creamed Spinach Lightened Up #Recipe @PegCochran

The other day I was craving creamed spinach--it goes so well with steak, which I planned to throw on the grill.  (So does a loaded baked potato, but I avoided that temptation!).  This recipe is from Skinnytaste with minor alterations.  That recipe calls for frozen spinach but I prefer to use fresh.

2 tsp butter
1 – 2 shallots, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 TBS flour
1 1/2 cups low fat milk
2 TBS parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp nutmeg
salt & pepper to taste
4.4 oz Boursin Light or light cream cheese
1 bag fresh baby spinach 


Melt butter and add shallots and garlic.  Cook, stirring for approximately five minutes.

Add flour to shallot mixture, stir and cook for one minute.

Reduce heat to low and add milk, whisking well.

Add Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper.  Mix.

Add Boursin light or light cream cheese and mix until smooth.  

Add spinach, stir well to combine and cook until spinach is wilted and cooked.

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1 comment:

  1. Creamed spinach is so creamy good.
    My easy shortcut is to saute some onion and wilt fresh spinach. When it's about done, add fresh goat cheese. It melts into a lovely creamy coating.