Easy Creamy Spinach

We streamlined this rich dish inspired by reader Georgette Dugas by using frozen chopped onions and spinach.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 7 Minutes


2 (9-oz.) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/4 cup frozen chopped onions, thawed
2 tablespoons butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (6-oz.) package spreadable Swiss cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


1. Drain thawed chopped spinach and thawed chopped onions well, pressing between paper towels.

2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add spinach, onions, and minced garlic, and cook, stirring often, 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in spreadable Swiss cheese and next 3 ingredients until smooth (about 4 minutes). Serve immediately.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used The Laughing Cow Original Creamy Swiss Flavor Spreadable Cheese Wedges.

Easy Creamy Collards: Substitute 1 (16-oz.) bag frozen chopped collard greens, thawed, for frozen spinach, and 1/2 cup milk for sour cream. Increase initial cook time to 8 minutes or until collards are cooked to desired degree of tenderness. Prepare recipe as directed, stirring in 2 tsp. sugar with cheese.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Pictsweet All Natural Chopped Collard Greens.

Georgette Dugas, Crowley, Louisiana,

Southern Living

September 2008
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