Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is not safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort." -Norman Kolpas, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

Even when you don't like spinach, creamed spinach is good. To me it's great comfort food. The bitterness that you might not like about cooked spinach is balanced well with the creaminess of the cheese, and the nutmeg adds just the right touch of aromatic spice.


Creamed Spinach

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes OK leftovers. Reheat gently.

Creamed Spinach recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 10-ounce package frozen spinach (thawed)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion (diced)
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 ounce reduced fat cream cheese (cut into small chunks for easier melting)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Place the spinach in a strainer and press with a rubber spatula or spoon until all excess water is removed.

Place the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook about 5 minutes until softened.

Add the spinach and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the milk, cream cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Cook until the cheese is melted and well blended into the spinach. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 120 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 8%
  Saturated Fat 2g 11%
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 98% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 22% Iron 16%
Vitamin K 770mcg Potassium 500mg