Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 11 mins

Lovely Popeye food!! evolved from Cooking light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the spinach with cold water, drain.
  2. Place a large dutch oven over medium heat, add spinach.
  3. (Spinach will need to be tightly packed into the pan to cook all of it in one batch.) Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until spinach wilts, stirring well after 2 minutes.
  4. Place spinach in a colander, and drain well, pressing the spinach with the back of a spoon to remove as much moisture a possible.
  5. Heat pan coated with cooking spray over medium heat.
  6. Add shallots and saute for 2 minutes.
  7. Combine flour, nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon salt, add to pan, stirring well.
  8. Cook for 30 seconds.
  9. Add milk and cheese, stirring with a whisk, cook for 1 minute or until thick.
  10. Add spinach, and cook for 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated.
Most Helpful

This was good. I made this exactly as instructed except I did not have light cream cheese so I used regular cream cheese. Thanks for the post.

CookGordon December 03, 2009

I also used frozen spinach and it turned out fine. Next time I'll have to try fresh. I think the nutmeg is key. It adds great flavor. Definitely a keeper!

Karebear80 August 13, 2009

Simpley Fantastic! I used 2 boxes of chopped frozen spinch and also regular cream cheese as that I what I had on hand. I also omitted the shallots and added frozen pearl onions. This side dish went so well with our steaks.

NewEnglandCook February 18, 2008