"Creamed" Spinach

"I created this recipe one evening when I wanted something just a little bit special to serve my husband. It's so simple, yet tastes so very rich."
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  • I keep drained yogurt available in my fridge all the time.
  • I use a coffee filter and a wire strainer.
  • I usually drain it over night, but even a half hour makes a big difference.
  • Once you drain the yogurt, it becomes very thick and much less tart.
  • Cook spinach according to package directions.
  • While it cooks, saute chopped onions until slightly browned.
  • Drain spinach well and combine with all other ingredients while still hot.

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  1. I was very hopeful for this recipe, but it was a "fail" for me. :o( It's only my fault for not knowing that if you put too much heat to yogurt it will curdle. I used Greek yogurt and added it to my cooked fresh spinach, THEN (about 15 seconds later) turned the heat off. I was bummed because creamed spinach is one of my favorites and this ended up like spinach with cottage cheese mixed in. I'll try again, though!
  2. Very good, very easy, and much lower fat than a standard "creamed" spinach recipe! I love yogurt to replace sour cream or heavy cream. I didn't drain my yogurt, because it is pretty thick to begin with. I used 2% plain yogurt, homemade, and one box (10 oz.) of frozen chopped spinach. The kids didn't love this, but DH and I sure did! Thanks, Sherry Karaoke!
  3. This was really good! A very unusual taste for spinach. It was quite sweet, but then I forgot to add the parmesan :0P! Never mind, it was really good and I'll certainly make spinach this way again! Especially since it's a creamy spinach without the fat of cream.


<p>I used to live on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast in the loveliest little town you could imagine. I worked at Bookends, an independent bookstore, several days a week, and on the weekends I ran Karaoke at a local bar. Everything changed on August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina destroyed our homes and our community. Now we are in Fayetteville GA, just south of Atlanta, and it seems this will be our home for now. Our grandson, Simon, is twelve now, and his baby sister, Anise, is five. We live with them and my wonderful daughter and son-in-law, Bahiyyih and Jeff. My other daughter, Alicein, has a beautiful five year old boy named Ronan. She owns what was the first new business in Old Town Bay St. Louis after the hurricane. It's called The Mockingbird Cafe. Life goes on! <br /> <br />Judging by the feedback. the most popular recipe I've posted in the one for Steel-cut Oats. I'm very gratified by the rave reviews I have had for this. Thanks to Alton Brown for originating it!</p>
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