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Creamed Spinach

Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
This lightened version of the popular steak house side dish still delivers full flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup thinly sliced leek (about 1 large)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 86
  • caloriesfromfat 39 %
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 5.2 g
  • carbohydrate 9.4 g
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • cholesterol 11 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 276 mg
  • calcium 149 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine milk and flour, stirring well with a whisk; set aside.

  2. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add leek and garlic; sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Add spinach, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in milk mixture; cook 1 1/2 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese, salt, and pepper, stirring until smooth; cook 1 minute.