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Healthy Creamed Spinach Recipe Overhead in Bowl

Lightened Up Creamed Spinach


  • Author: Emily Cooper, RDN
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This healthy creamed spinach recipe is an easy & lightened up version of a classic holiday side dish made with just a few simple ingredients.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot, minced (or 1/3 yellow onion finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag frozen spinach, thawed and drained of excess water
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup +1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add butter.
  2. Once melted, add garlic and shallot, and cook until softened.
  3. Add in spinach, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until warmed.
  4. In a mixing bowl, stir together Greek yogurt, milk, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  5. One spoonful add a time, stir spinach mixture into bowl of yogurt mixture until 1/2 of spinach is used. Add all of the yogurt mixture to the pan, and continue cooking over low heat until warmed thoroughly. 
  6. Remove from heat, and sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 115
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 562
  • Fat: 4
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.5
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 7
  • Fiber: 0.5
  • Protein: 10
  • Cholesterol: 14

Keywords: spinach, side dish, vegetarian, holiday, thanksgiving