Creamed Spinach With Honey Glazed Pine Nuts

Total Time
20mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Delicious comfort food. This can be eaten as either as a wonderful dinner side dish or as a tasty dip when served with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small sauté pan heat 1 tbsp of olive oil on MEDIUM, add pine nuts (be careful they burn quickly! Make sure you are constantly watching and stirring them). Toast lightly (about 1 minute) remove from heat and add 1 tbsp honey. Transfer to a small bowl and let pine nuts cool.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to the small sauté pan. Add onions and garlic. Fry until translucent (do not brown). Sit onions/garlic to the side to cool.
  3. On MEDIUM heat, add 1/4 cup butter to a large saucepan. Once butter has melted add the flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Slowly add milk to butter/flour mixture, stirring constantly until you have a thick sauce. Add the cubed cream cheese and stir until melted.
  5. Add the onion/garlic mixture to the cream sauce.
  6. Add the 2 packages of well drained frozen chopped spinach to the cream sauce. Stir to combine and cook for approx 3-4 minutes on MEDIUM.
  7. Once spinach mixture is heated completely through, stir in Asiago cheese and remove from heat.
  8. Transfer creamed spinach to a serving dish.
  9. Spoon honey glazed pine nuts over the creamed spinach and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

I love creamed spinach so enjoyed this twist on the standard recipe. I did make a few changes while preparing the recipe trying to cut back on the calories. I used far less oil in both prep steps and used lower fat cream cheese. I always squeeze spinach dry after draining so did that here. We enjoyed the sweetened pine nuts, but would make the recipe again without them. The flavor of the dish is enough without them. Reviewed for RSC #11.