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Holiday Creamed Spinach

Even people who don't like spinach will like this recipe.



  1. In a saucepan over medium heat melt butter. Sauté garlic until it starts to get a little bit golden. Stir in cream and nutmeg.
  2. Add spinach (do not drain spinach). Cook on medium heat about 5-8 minutes until spinach becomes tender.
  3. Stir in both cheeses, turn down heat to medium-low and continue stirring while cooking another 2-5 minutes making sure ricotta is well melted.
  4. Remove from heat, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
  5. This recipe can be made up to 2 days ahead and tastes great even reheated.
  6. Note: for low fat diets, use fat free half and half and only 1 tsp butter as substitutions.
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Although I agree that this recipe does not meet the caloric intake of most diets, we should note that this is considered a "low carb" recipe. I agree that even low carb dieters need to keep an eye on those calories, I think this recipe is meant to be used on special occasions. After all the name is Holiday Creamed Spinach. That is an indication that this is a recipe that low carb dieters can enjoy on special occasions, not every day. It sounds like a tasty recipe.
05 Dec 13 by member: bonnielk
This recipe sounds delicious....although, I have to say, for a weight loss site this isn't anything I would cook. Not sure why someone would post a recipe like this. I know, I know, if I don't like it I don't have to make it. How many people would actually have JUST one serving.
12 Sep 12 by member: Lesleag
excellent this is soo0o0o yummmmmmyyy!!
01 Apr 09 by member: munecagirl22
I love spinach ... so I'll be trying this one!
07 Mar 08 by member: lorik


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Nutrition summary:

There are 190 calories in 1 serving of Holiday Creamed Spinach.
Calorie break-down: 75% fat, 10% carbs, 15% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 148
Calories 190
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 16.46g 25%
  Saturated Fat 10.182g 51%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.624g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 4.546g  
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Potassium 321mg  
Total Carbohydrate 4.96g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
  Sugars 0.78g  
Protein 7.66g  
Vitamin A 703% Vitamin C 118%
Calcium 94% Iron 34%
of RDI*
(190 calories)
10% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (10%)
Fat (75%)
Protein (15%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories