Creamed Spinach

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 249.8
  • Total Fat: 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.9 mg
  • Sodium: 625.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 15.2 g

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Introduction

This is delicious. I use a roux instead of heavy cream to reduce calories and fat!! Use more spinach to make more servings and reduce fat even more. This is delicious. I use a roux instead of heavy cream to reduce calories and fat!! Use more spinach to make more servings and reduce fat even more.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 bunches Spinach, fresh
    2 cups Milk, Greenwise Organic Low-fat
    3 tbsp Organic All-Purpose White Flour
    2 tbsp 50/50 Butter Blend Smart Balance
    8 slices Butterball Turkey Bacon
    1/2 tsp Roasted Garlic
    1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
    1 Onions, small, thinly sliced

Directions

Steam spinach until tender and set aside to cool in a colander placed over a bowl to catch any excess moisture. (Steaming preserves vitamins, so since it cooks quickly, be careful to avoid overcooking the spinach, which will negate that advantage.) Cook bacon until crispy in a saute pan and remove to paper toweling to drain and cool. Saute onions in same pan and set aside. Add the butter to the same pan over low heat until it melts and then add flour, mixing well. Cook 1 minute then add milk. Mix well and bring to a slow boil, always stirring until thickens. Finely chop the now cooled spinach, and return it briefly to the colander placed over a bowl. Chop the bacon strips into small pieces. Whisk the Parmesan, roasted garlic, bacon and saute onions into the cream and season with pepper. Since the cheese will add saltiness, add salt only if needed. Fold the well‚Äźdrained spinach into the sauce.

Makes about 4 1/2-cup servings

Number of Servings: 4.25

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EPRBRAT.