Spinach Saute

Spinach Saute

48 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    8 m
  • Ready In

    18 m
Larry Jamison
Recipe by  Larry Jamison

“This recipe, as are most I have, was given to me by my mother, and is really simple and very tasty as a creamy citrus addition to fish or chicken.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Bring the water to a boil in a skillet over medium heat. Add spinach all at once, and reduce heat slightly. Cover, and let cook for about 3 minutes, or until spinach is not quite tender.
  2. Stir in the cream cheese and lemon juice, and season with salt. Cook, stirring, until the cream cheese is melted and well blended. Serve immediately.

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Delicious! I didn't have cream cheese so I substituted 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and added 1/2 tsp. minced garlic. It was delicious alongside baked cod.



This really couldn't have been any easier to make and a great way to use up lots of extra fresh spinach since it cooks down a lot. I added some garlic and it really wasn't necessary at all. The lemon juice made it taste really bright and clean, and reduced fat cream cheese made it taste indulgent. I served it with brown rice and grilled chicken. I had enough extra sauce that it tasted great over the rice. This isn't a really pretty side dish, but a completely delicious one to accompany a super quick mid-week meal. From pulling ingredients out of the refrigerator to sitting down to eat this was done in under 15 minutes including grilling the chicken.

What's for dinner, mom?

What's for dinner, mom?

Reviews were mixed in the family. Way too much lemon, 1 tsp should be plenty. Definitely needed more salt but left that up to everyone else to add to their preference. 1 BUNCH is not a good quantity description and you really need more than that as fresh spinach cooks down tremendously. It would be better to make the sauce on the side and allow everyone to add how much they want on to their individual portions. WIth those changes it would work better. It still lacked flavor for the majority of us. I like the concept but it needs tweaking. Will not make again as the recipe is.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 88 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 4.2 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 414 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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