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Creamed spinach

Total Time
17 min
10 min
7 min
If you've been dodging this fat-laden side dish, it's time to put it back on your plate and enjoy every bite. We've trimmed it down so you can stay on track. For a delicate flavor and brilliant green color, try this recipe with fresh baby spinach. Steam 12 ounces of baby spinach leaves in a steamer over boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and squeeze well to remove all excess liquid before proceeding with the recipe. You can also use 1 chopped shallot instead of the onion flakes. Pair this classic side dish with entrée like roasted fish or seared steak.


Chopped frozen spinach

10 oz, thawed, water squeezed out

Fat free evaporated milk

½ cup(s)

Dehydrated onion flakes

1 tsp, or minced onion

Garlic powder

½ tsp

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

tsp, or to taste


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine spinach and evaporated milk; puree until smooth.
  2. Transfer mixture to a medium saucepan and add minced onion and garlic powder; set pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 5 minutes; season to taste with salt and pepper. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving. (Note: For those on the Flex Plan, keep in mind that a larger 1-cup serving will have a POINTS value of 1.)