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Old 02-09-2006, 03:57 PM   #1
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The best creamed spinach!

I perused a lot of recipes and concocted my own. It is delish! Tastes very much like Boston Market's!

Saute 1 small, minced sweet onion in 2 tbsp. of butter till translucent. Add 3 10oz. boxes of thawed chopped spinach. Mix, cover and cook on low about 5 minutes.

Melt 3 tbsp. butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir in 4oz. cream cheese till melted. Add 1 cup heavy cream and whisk. Add 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsps. of granulated garlic, salt and pepper.

Stir in the spinach, onions and butter and cook a few minutes. Stir in 6 tbsp. Kraft parmesan cheese.

You may want to add a little more salt & pepper to taste.

Hope you like it!
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:09 PM   #2
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Sounds wonderful! Thanks for posting this one.
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:19 PM   #3
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Can't wait to try it - sounds great!

Thanks for the recipe valf.

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Old 02-10-2006, 05:09 AM   #4
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Do you need to squeeze out the water in the frozen spinach. . .that is the thawed frozen spinach? I do in another recipe I make. . .

Thanks for the recipe, sounds so yummy!
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I didn't squeeze it out, but you may want to if you don't like it real wet. All the recipes I found used 1/4 cup of flour and I didn't, so this is thinner liquid. But the flavor is so great!
I used that extra liquid on my plate as a steak dip - yum!

What is your spinach recipe? I love spinach!
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:32 AM   #6
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Mine is the squeezed spinach, 2 boxes, a stick of butter, garlic, lots of it, and various spices (I used to use Lawry's, or lemon pepper, plus a load of parmesan, grated kind if you have it, cooked in the microwave. . .it is not exact, kind of by ear, but decadent (this is NOT low fat!) and delicious. Haven't made it in a couple of years. . .you know, how you get out of the habit. . .of certain recipes.

The butter soaks in, it doesn't taste or look greasy. . .but it is rich. . .

But it is good enough for company for sure, and very easy, other than the tedious sqeezing of the spinach!

I plop it into a plastic colander and put paper towel on top and press and press and press! After thawing in the microwave, usually.

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I just bought a mondo bag of fresh baby spinach at Costco - so I think I'll wilt it down a bit in the microwave and then try this.

I'll let you know how it turns out!

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Yum, Char, fresh is always best!

Let us hear.
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This sounds wonderful..I would probably do 1/3 of a recipe for dh and myself..and I would probably squeeze the old spinach, too.. Thanks..
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Here is a recipe I got recently from a copycat site called Robbie's Recipes. I converted it to LC and it was delicious. The liquid was not thin.

Creamed Spinach like Boston Market's

5 Tbsp. Butter, Divided
1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour (I used Carbquik)
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
1 dash Ground Nutmeg
1 Cup Cream
4 Oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
1 Small Onion, Minced (I used about a tsp. or so of dry minced onion)
2 10-oz. Pkgs. Frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed
1/4 Cup Water (I didn't use the water)
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Melt 3 Tbsp. butter. Stir in flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Slowly whisk in cream; stir in cream cheese and whisk until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.

Melt remaining butter in a skillet. Saute onions until transparent. Add spinach and water, and cook for 8 minutes. Stir spinach into creamy mixture. Return to heat until warmed through. Fold in parmesan.
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Originally Posted by valf
I perused a lot of recipes and concocted my own. It is delish! Tastes very much like Boston Market's!

Saute 1 small, minced sweet onion in 2 tbsp. of butter till translucent. Add 3 10oz. boxes of thawed chopped spinach. Mix, cover and cook on low about 5 minutes.

Melt 3 tbsp. butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir in 4oz. cream cheese till melted. Add 1 cup heavy cream and whisk. Add 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsps. of granulated garlic, salt and pepper.

Stir in the spinach, onions and butter and cook a few minutes. Stir in 6 tbsp. Kraft parmesan cheese.

You may want to add a little more salt & pepper to taste.

Hope you like it!
Sounds great, I am going to try this. Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:21 PM   #12
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Wow

I just made this. Delicious! I was looking for an alternative to yet another salad. This is a keeper. Thank you.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:57 PM   #13
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Bumping this recipe up. It is our favorite way to make creamed spinach. Sometimes I'll add some sauteed mushrooms to it as well. I highly recommend this recipe !
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:18 AM   #14
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A pinch of nutmeg is usually in this classic recipe.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:49 AM   #15
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Yum, subbing!
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:22 PM   #17
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My kids have always loved spinach. I buy a 16 oz. bag of spinach and stir fry it. Add seasonings and cream cheese. Simple and delicious!!!
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Carb content

This is delicious. Makes about 7 1/2 cup servings. Total recipe is about 38 grams of carbs and one half cup serving has approx 5.5 grams. But I didn't calculate net carbs.
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Sounds great. I have been using Mark Bittman's recipe (NY Times) which did not require any modification to be low carb.

Using about 1# fresh spinach either boil 1 minute or microwave with just the water left on the leaves after washing, for 1 minute at a time till it wilts. Then squeeze out excess water and chop it. Put 1/2 cup cream in a small to medium pot on medium heat and cook 5 minutes. Add the spinach, 2T butter pinch of nutmeg + salt and pepper to taste. Simmer about 10 minutes till spinach is very soft.

I have also used an immersion blender before the 10 minutes simmering and I like the texture better.

Another great spinach recipe is Arthur Schwartz's Sauteed Spinach w/garlic - although it is pretty self evident. Defrost 10 box of frozen spinach, heat 2 T Olive oil in a small skillet and saute 2 finely chopped garlic cloves till almond colored. Add the defrosted spinach, toss and cook about 3 minutes, season w/salt/pepper.

Both of these recipes (creamed or w/garlic) are great to make eggs in spinach. Arrange the spinach in a buttered baking dish (can be done stove-top as well). Using the back of a spoon (I use a large serving spoon), make as many indentations as you have eggs. Break the eggs into the indentations. Bake uncovered 10 to 12 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven. Sprinkle with grated cheese and serve. A truly easy and great tasting LC light supper.

If you want to cook it stove top, put the spinach in a small skillet (nonstick is good), make the indentations, put in the eggs, etc, then cook on a low flame, covered, about 15 minutes until eggs are set the way you like them.
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This recipe looks delicious!
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I just noticed this is a very old thread, but the recipe is still good. I use the OP's recipe for creamed cabbage also, sans the garlic. It's delish!!
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favorite spinach recipes

Mom used to do this many moons ago....
2-3 cups cooked spinach (frozen is fine but drained)
Melt about 3 tbl. butter in skillet, add spinach and 3 chopped hard boiled eggs with a lg. pinch salt (pepper if you wish)
Keep stirring till thoroughly heated thru....we love it.
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#2 to make a VERY quick creamed spinach... drain 2 pkg. thawed cooked chopped spinach, add 3 cut up slices of American cheese, pinch salt and about 2 heaping tbls.sour cream. Mix all well and micro about 3 mins. or til all melted . This is really delish.
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I perused a lot of recipes and concocted my own. It is delish! Tastes very much like Boston Market's!

Saute 1 small, minced sweet onion in 2 tbsp. of butter till translucent. Add 3 10oz. boxes of thawed chopped spinach. Mix, cover and cook on low about 5 minutes.

Melt 3 tbsp. butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir in 4oz. cream cheese till melted. Add 1 cup heavy cream and whisk. Add 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsps. of granulated garlic, salt and pepper.

Stir in the spinach, onions and butter and cook a few minutes. Stir in 6 tbsp. Kraft parmesan cheese.

You may want to add a little more salt & pepper to taste.

Hope you like it!
I made this for dinner tonight, and added a pound of hot chicken sausage and called it dinner. So delicious!
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