Better Than Creamed Spinach Spinach

March  7, 2010
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

When I remember eating spinach as a child, it was always creamy and delicious. It is a steakhouse favorite and ranks at the top of the comfort food list. Here is my take on creamed spinach without the fat laden cream. I sub greek yogurt (my new favorite ingredient) which results in the same delicious creaminess without all of the guilt! —Plum Pie

Test Kitchen Notes

This is a good recipe. The flavors of the onion, garlic, chili and tomato are subtle but definitely present and the Greek yogurt lends a lovely creaminess without being decadent. The recipe doesn't specify whether or not to seed the pepper: I did, but I would leave the seeds in if you're looking to really taste the spice. Sprinkling just a little bit of coarse sea salt, black pepper, and organic sugar over the finished dish made me love it just a little bit more, and maybe I can eat more spinach than most people, but I think this amount realistically only serves 1-2 people. - WinnieAb —The Editors

  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red chile or jalepeno, diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 12 ounces of fresh spinach (two 6-oz bag)
  • 1/2 teaspoon flour
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
In This Recipe
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy pan.
  2. Add half of a yellow onion that has been diced. Saute until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add diced chile/jalapeno and saute for 1 minute. Add diced garlic clove.
  4. Add 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add spinach in 3 batches. Cook spinach until it wilts and then add next batch until all 3 batches have wilted.
  6. While spinach cooks, mix 1/2 teaspoon flour with the greek yogurt until smooth. When spinach has wilted, mix greek yogurt into the spinach. Cook 1 minute. Season to taste and serve.

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