ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Creamed Spinach and Leeks

Yield 5 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
This lightened classic is guaranteed to make spinach a popular vegetable around your house. This is good news since spinach is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, both of which help keep immune systems strong.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced leek
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (16-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 97
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 3.2 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 7.5 g
  • carbohydrate 11.4 g
  • fiber 2.9 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 267 mg
  • calcium 225 mg

How to Make It

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

  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.

  3. Add cheese, salt, and pepper to spinach mixture in pan, stirring until smooth; cook 1 minute.

  4.  

  5. Young Chefs can:

  6.  

  7. Older Chefs can: