Creamed Spinach

This lightened version of the popular steak house side dish still delivers full flavor.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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

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.

Note:

Lorrie Corvin,

November 2005