Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Spinach With Pesto Cream Sauce Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Spinach With Pesto Cream Sauce

    Spinach With Pesto Cream Sauce. Photo by The Spice Guru

    1/1 Photo of Spinach With Pesto Cream Sauce

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    The Spice Guru's Note:

    My recipe for creamed spinach in a delicious pesto sauce.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Shopping List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    • 2 (16 ounce) containers fresh Baby Spinach (Organics brand)





    1. 1
      PLACE contents of 2 (16 ounce) tubs Organics brand fresh baby spinach in large soup pot over medium heat; POUR 1/2 cup water evenly over spinach; TOSS spinach until evenly dampened.
    2. 2
      COVER pot; COOK spinach just until wilted, between 3-5 minutes, stirring once.
    3. 3
      RETURN spinach into colander in sink; DRAIN completely and let set until ready to use.
    4. 4
      INTO the medium saucepan ADD: 3/4 cup chicken broth, 1 tablespoon butter, 4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated lemon zest, 3/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, 1 dash fresh ground white pepper; BRING broth to gentle boil over medium heat.
    5. 5
      CHOP 1/2 medium sweet Vidalia onion; MINCE 4 fresh garlic cloves; ADD both to the saucepan with broth mixture; GRATE 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon zest; SQUEEZE 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice. ADD all to broth mixture; REDUCE heat slightly.
    6. 6
      SIMMER uncovered until onion is almost transparent; REDUCE heat to low.
    7. 7
      STIR in 1/2 cup light cream cheese spread (up to 8 ounces) and 1/3 cup (or more) fresh deli basil pesto into the saucepan mixture, FOLD together gently until cream cheese has melted and the sauce is consistent and creamy (STIR 2 tablespoons heavy cream now if a richer sauce is desired); SEASON sauce to taste now, if necessary.
    8. 8
      REMOVE drained cooled spinach from colander; CHOP spinach coarsely.
    9. 9
      FOLD spinach into sauce mixture until thoroughly blended (FOLD in 2-4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese now, if desired, one tablespoon at a time, gradually until blended).
    10. 10
      SERVE and ENJOY.

    Ratings & Reviews:


    Nutritional Facts for Spinach With Pesto Cream Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (228 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 146.1
    Calories from Fat 86
    Total Fat 9.6 g
    Saturated Fat 5.7 g
    Cholesterol 27.3 mg
    Sodium 518.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 8.2 g

    Ideas from


    Over 475,000 Recipes Network of Sites