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Classic Creamed Spinach

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Classic Creamed Spinach
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 8
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Don’t mess with perfection. This easy, traditional creamed spinach recipe is the only one you need.
Updated Mar 18, 2021

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes (10 oz each) frozen spinach
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Steps

  • 1
    Cook spinach as directed on box; drain well.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic; cook about 1 minute, stirring frequently, until onion is tender.
  • 3
    Stir in flour with whisk until mixture is smooth and bubbly, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk until mixture boils and thickens, stirring frequently. Stir in salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Stir in drained spinach; cook until thoroughly heated.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    You can microwave both packages of spinach in a glass bowl, covered, for 10 minutes. Separate with a fork, and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until spinach is tender.
  • tip 2
    Drain spinach well by lining a colander with a couple sheets of paper towel. Wrap towel around spinach, and squeeze water out.

Nutrition Information

130 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
420mg
17%
Potassium
260mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%
120%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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