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Creamed Spinach

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

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2005

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

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 86
  • Calories from fat: 39%
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 5.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.4g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 276mg
  • Calcium: 149mg
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