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Tofu Creamed Spinach

Tofu Creamed Spinach

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Libby

Libby

A good alternative to higher-fat versions of creamed spinach, silken tofu is pureed with milk, cheese, and seasonings, then added to spinach sauteed with onions and garlic. Serve it to anyone, and don't tell them there's tofu in it until they've already eaten some. If you like, pan fry some thinly sliced mushrooms with the onion and garlic, or add some canned mushrooms with the spinach. You could also add a little crushed red pepper for heat and sprinkle some extra cheese on top for serving.

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  • Calories:
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 12.1 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 349 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook until soft and translucent, but not brown. Add spinach; cook, stirring frequently, until wilted.
  2. Place tofu, milk, cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a blender, and puree until smooth.
  3. Stir pureed tofu into spinach. Cook until warmed through. Adjust seasonings, if desired, and serve.
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Reviews

Kim H
48

Kim H

7/18/2008

WOW!!!!! you would never know you were eating tofu.....I used silken tofu and rice milk. I baked it for 15 min. @ 325 just to bake off some moisture and it was great.I was worried that the spinach would be bitter so I added a pinch of stevia and that was the ticket ! It was perfect. I work in a Wellness clinic and I can't wait to take it to my vegetarian friends...Thank you so much.!!!!! UPDATE....NEWS FLASH,,,, Just wanted you to know...Now I use this as a pizza base instead of a red sauce..Oh my! topped with fresh vege's it's the best vegetarian pizza( add meat if ya want)I'll keep ya up to date if I have any more brain storms....

berkeley girl
33

berkeley girl

10/14/2006

Great flavor, good texture, and very healthy. I halved it and used 1 bunch fresh spinach, 1/2 onion, 1 clove garlic, 1/3 c milk, 1/2 pkg soft tofu, 1/3 nutritional yeast (rather than cheese), generous amount of onion and garlic powder to taste, and pinch of pepper (left out the butter and only used canola). Cheesy taste, creamy texture, very flavorful. Very good for vegetarians and vegans (substitute soy milk).

4n20blackbirds
28

4n20blackbirds

3/10/2009

Some reviewers commented on the bitterness of this dish. The way to reduce bitterness is to include the stem of the spinach in your dish (many people cut it out). The variety is also important, for mixes, I like the Bloomsdale Long-Standing variety of spinach. As you saute, add a tsp. of sugar and a scant tablespoon of lemon juice. Make sure you are cooking it long enough- the recipe says until just wilted, but you want to cook it much longer - 15 to 20 minutes, and keep adding liquid as it dries out.

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