Creamed Spinach Recipe – December 2011



This recipe is a low fat version of your steak house creamed spinach.

Active prep and cooking time: 10 minutes

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 12 oz bagged fresh baby spinach (about 7 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 cup Neufchatel (light) cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 turns freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil.
  2. When oil is hot, add garlic and onion flakes and sauté for 15 seconds.
  3. Add spinach and water and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes, tossing with tongs occasionally, just until most of the spinach is wilted.
  4. Remove pan from heat.
  5. Add in remaining ingredients and stir until cheese melts.

This recipe was developed By Michelle Dudash RD who nows writes the food column for The Arizona Republic

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