Spinach Saute

Spinach Saute


"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."


18 m servings 88 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 57 Ratings


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. Th...

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 q...

i didnt have any fresh spinach so I used frozen (good but will defiently use fresh next time) added 1 tsp of garlic and cut the lemon juice and cream cheese in half (though I would like to play ...

I was looking for a quick side dish recipe that would use up a box of frozen spinach & this was it! I defrosted the spinach with 1/4 c. water in a small saucepan, then proceeded as directed. I ...

Loved it and so quick and easy. Made it twice this week. Love the taste of lemon in it. Thanks submitter.

This is a yummy addition to any dinner. Quick and easy to prepare. This is a new family favorite in my house. Does not present well, but once you taste it you are hooked.

This was an absolute hit with my family and guests. Everyone who ate wanted the recipe. It has become a staple in my home. We eat spinach, now, once or twice a week. If I could give more than 5 ...

I had a 10 oz bag of spinach on hand and was looking for a new recipe, so I thought I'd give this a try. As written, it is very good, but the next time I tried adding one clove of pressed garli...