Sarah's Spinach Side Dish

Sarah's Spinach Side Dish

23 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Blender Woman
Recipe by  Blender Woman

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  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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Blender Woman

Blender Woman

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 something similar. The spinach needs the stronger taste of the ground spices. It will be bland with fresh garlic. This is not an Italian garlic spinach or a fancy dish. I put it together for something quick for a weeknight or to get kids or husbands who don't normally eat spinach to learn to love it. Thanks!



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 whined about why I was messing with his spinach, finally convinced him to try it and he loved it. He ended up eating 3 servings and scraped the bowl of the leftovers :) Love when that happens. Good thing I doubled the recipe! Will definitely be making this again.

Linda (LMT)

Linda (LMT)

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 doesn't take away the taste of the spinach itself. Went very nice with the well seasoned grilled chicken we had and was good too because it didn't compete with the main entry it complimented it. I know I'll make this often. Thanks Sarah!

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Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 102 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 10.5 g
  • 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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