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.
Yield: 8 servings
5 from 4 votes

Creamed Spinach - Lightened Up

Total Time: 30 mins
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
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 6
Points +: 3