Sarah's Spinach Side Dish

Sarah's Spinach Side Dish

Holiday Baker 359

"This is a quick and flavorful way to prepare spinach during a busy weeknight. It goes great with a homestyle meal or when making something lite and healthy. Regular butter or whole milk can be substituted. I use whipped butter and low-fat milk to reduce saturated fat. Fresh spinach may be used, although I recommend frozen, but will need to be boiled until tender, finely chopped, and dried very well. Double the sauce ingredients to make a slightly creamy texture. Recipe makes 2 regular or 3 small servings. Hope you like it."


15 m servings 102 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 525 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt whipped butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir flour, garlic salt, and kosher salt into the melted butter until smooth.
  2. Whisk in low-fat milk, bring to a simmer, and reduce heat to low. Simmer sauce until thickened, whisking constantly, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir spinach into the sauce and heat until warmed through, 1 to 2 more minutes.
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  1. 46 Ratings


Hello, I am the submitter of this recipe. Please, do not use: minced garlic or heavy cream. This is meant to be a quick homestyle spinach dish or the type you would eat with meatloaf or somethin...

I don't usually stray from the way I do spinach since my son doesn't like to much done with it. But I wanted to try this so I took a chance. I thought it was really good. My son poked at it and ...

This recipe is a quick and easy (and is still healthy) way to fancy up spinach and tastes great. I enjoyed it because it has a subtle creamy flavor and texture with just enough seasoning that do...

This could not be simpler and it was yummy too! I did not have whipped butter, so used just regular stick butter. I also used a whole bag of spinach that I had on hand. I chopped it a little and...

Very easy to make! Everything was consumed...not a drop of Spinach left. I couldn't believe it. Didn't have to change a thing. Made a wonderful sidedish for a parmesan breaded chicken breast.

Very tasty! I used 2 cloves of fresh minced garlic, a pinch of nutmeg and additional milk to make it more sauce-y.

Wish I could give it 3.5 stars. Would probably be better with cream, sauteed garlic, and grated parm mixed in. Could also add red pepper flakes.

I love spinach balls but haven't been a big fan of just plain cooked spinach...until now. This is good and good for you!

This was a nice change from our usual spinach dish of garlic, oil and crushed red pepper. I did use soy milk in place of regular milk. It cam together easily and everyone enjoyed it. Will mak...