Goat Cheese Creamed Spinach

If you are looking for a recipe that will help you get a large dose of greens, then you’re in the right place!   This super healthy side dish is cooked down all in one pot with garlic, shallots, olive oil, and creamy soft goat cheese!  This is a low-calorie side with hardly any carbohydrates, tons of vitamins, fiber, and protein!  This is not only a super cheap and ultra-healthy dish to make for the holidays, but it is a great way to use up your fresh baby spinach! 

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This cold weather has made me a little “eh” about salad.    I still want to eat those greens, though.  This creamy spinach recipe will fit the bill! You can also make a delicious dip with this dish.  You will love the vibrant green color of this nutrient-rich side dish!

I have been making creamed spinach a lot for lunch this winter.   Homemade creamed spinach takes just a few minutes to make, it’s comforting, and it is a great way to eat many greens.   This pasta bowl of creamed spinach is an entire bag of spinach.  Spinach cooks down. This dish is fancy enough for a holiday side dish but easy enough to make for a quick weeknight side dish or lunch.

Creamed spinach with goat cheese is just the best.   It adds the perfect touch to this dish.

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Ingredients

One bag of spinach- about 10 ounces of spinach

Two large tablespoons of creamy fresh goat cheese or chevre.  You can also add a little cream cheese to make it even creamier.  Use which cheese you like the taste of

1/8 chopped onion- or one chopped shallot

One teaspoon of corn starch

One teaspoon olive oil or butter

Three tablespoons of milk, half and half, or heavy cream

Optional Ingredients 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, a pinch of nutmeg, or garnish with toasted pine nuts will take this dish to the next level.

a bit of kosher salt and black pepper to taste

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Instructions 

1. In a saucepan over low heat, cook onions and olive oil until the onions are transparent.

2. Add spinach and cook down the spinach.

3. Once the spinach is cooked down, whisk in corn starch, goat cheese, and milk. Stir and cook over medium heat for 1-2 more minutes or until the cheese melts, and the sauce thickens.   Remove from heat and serve.

4. Transfer spinach to a small bowl and serve.

You can use any pan you would also sauté with for this meal.  If that is all you have, a large skillet, a medium pot, or a large pot.  You will want to make multiple batches of this easy side dish!

 

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This was so good and a great way to get those extra greens this winter!!!  Adding parmesan cheese would also be awesome!

If you don’t want to eat this dish plain, this would taste delicious in a soup, over rice, or a small russet potato.  I don’t need to go ver the nutrition facts for you to see that this is low in sodium, low in cholesterol, and low in mg.  You will get your daily values of nutrients from this meal.

This goat cheese creamed spinach tastes great with

Slow Cooker Maple Brown Butter Ham

Slow Cooker French Style Turkey Breast

Bacon-Wrapped Cranberry Pork Loin 

 

 

10 Comments

  1. I added goat cheese to my creamed spinach since I didnt have parmesan and it was amazing!!

     
  2. Goat cheese and spinach are some of my faves! I can’t wait to try this.

     
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  4. This looks soo yummy! Can’t wait to try it

     
  5. This is so perfect. I love leafy greens and creamed spinach. The addition of goat’s cheese takes it to a new level of delish. Pinning it. will be trying it soon. 🙂

     
  6. Yum! Looks so good for a chilly day 🙂

     
  7. The goat cheese gives a great tang to this recipe.

     
  8. I canr wait for our garden to be full of spianch in the summer.

     
  9. What a great way to get the veggie goodness in winter. Sounds delish!

     
  10. Ooohhh polenta would be a good addition to this. I was wondering what I would pair it with. Looks yummy

     

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