Creamed Spinach
Recipe from EatingWell

EatingWell's updated version of creamed spinach has a low-in-fat cream sauce that's rich with Parmesan cheese and nutmeg.


Creamed Spinach

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Ingredients
  • 2   teaspoons 
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4  cup 
    minced shallot , or red onion
  • 10   ounces 
    fresh spinach, tough stems removed
  • 1   tablespoon 
    butter
  • 1   tablespoon 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup 
    low-fat milk
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    freshly ground pepper
  • 2   tablespoons 
    grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese
Directions
1.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add shallot (or onion); cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes.
2.
Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, until smooth and bubbling, about 30 seconds. Add milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper; cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute. Stir the spinach into the sauce. Sprinkle with grated cheese and serve.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 203, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 23, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 15, Monosaturated fat (g) 6, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 9, vit. A (IU) 13605.26, vit. C (mg) 41.33, sodium (mg) 370, Potassium (mg) 870, calcium (mg) 282.71, Vegetables () 1.5, Lean Meat () 0.5, Fat () 2.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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