Creamed Spinach

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A creamy blend of spinach, shallots, parmesan cheese, and Boursin Light makes a rich and flavorful side dish. A low fat version of a steakhouse favorite.

A creamy blend of spinach, shallots, parmesan cheese, and Boursin Light makes a rich and flavorful side dish. A low fat version of a steakhouse favorite. Your family and friends will love this!

I love this with steak, but this is also great with turkey meatloaf. Boursin Light can be found in the cheese section of most supermarkets. If you can’t find it, light cream cheese or Laughing Cow could work as a replacement. Leftovers can be frozen.

A creamy blend of spinach, shallots, parmesan cheese, and Boursin Light makes a rich and flavorful side dish. A low fat version of a steakhouse favorite.
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Creamed Spinach - Lightened Up

123 Cals 6 Protein 9 Carbs 8 Fats
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 8 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
A creamy blend of spinach, shallots, parmesan cheese, and Boursin Light makes a rich and flavorful side dish. A low fat version of a steakhouse favorite.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup shallots, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free milk
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp fresh pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 4.4 oz Boursin Light
  • 16 oz bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained of all moisture

Instructions

  • In a large saute pan, melt butter. Add shallots and garlic and cook on medium about 5 minutes.
  • Add flour to shallots, mix well and cook one more minute.
  • Reduce heat to low and slowly add milk, whisking well.
  • Add parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Add boursin light and mix with until smooth.
  • Add spinach and combine well with sauce, cook one minute, until heated through. Adjust salt and pepper if necessary.

Nutrition

Serving: 2/3 cup, Calories: 123kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 22.5mg, Sodium: 175mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g
WW Points Plus: 3
Keywords: Freezer Meals, Kid Friendly, Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian Meals

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77 comments

  1. So good and tasty

  2. I usually love your recipes but I didn’t care for this at all.  The shallots and garlic add an unappealing texture and flavor  to the dish and the cheese is overpowering.  I felt like all the extra ingredients were put there to cover up the spinach for people that don’t actually like the taste of it.

  3. Would it be possible to make ahead and reheat before serving? 

  4. the best recipe i have found, Keto or no Keto. easy and soo good

  5. Hi I wanted to know if I can use fresh spinach instead of frozen if so, how much?

  6. My favorite….creamed spinach& this one is healthier, less guilt!

  7. I would like to make this but can’t find the Boursin cheese in my location. What can I substitute for this?

  8. Just made this and it was excellent with your “garlic lovers roast beef”! We had some leftover so I froze it to keep. How would you recommend reheating it? Thaw overnight in the fridge or microwave? 
    Thanks, Matt

  9. really goood, really good, full flavor with Boursin. nice job

  10. So easy to make and ever so delicious. Since I’m the only spinach eater in the house it’s nice to know that the recipe freezes well. And it’s mine, all mine. Thank you so much sharing this.

  11. lf you use fresh spinach, do you have to cook it first?

  12. Can this be made ahead and rewarmed prior to serving? Or kept in a crockpot to keep warm? Trying to bring for Thanksgiving side dish but there won’t be the space to cook it there. 
    Thank you!

  13. I’ve made a few of your recipes but this is the first one that has moved me to write a comment! I was feeling lazy so used regular spinach and Greek yogurt cream cheese, and left out the shallots and flour. Holy cow! The nutmeg really puts it over the top. Thank you, Gina!

  14. Once again, Gina, you have nailed another excellent recipe. As others lamented, I could not find Boursin Light so I used the original Boursin. I am not certain if it was the Boursin herbs, or the nutmeg; something made this recipe exceptional.

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