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  • Healthier Yet Still Easy Creamed Spinach

    A couple of months ago, I posted a recipe for Easy Creamed Spinach. The spinach was delicious, but it called for 1 1/2 cups of cream and 4 tablespoons of butter and made my arteries hurt. It was so easy and delicious, though, that I wanted to add it to my regular rotation of side dishes. Here’s my healthier version, which has only 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of butter. It’s not quite as luscious as the original version, but it’s so much healthier. Plus, it’s still easy, so it won’t distract you from cooking the rest of the meal.

    Healthy & Easy Creamed Spinach
    Serves 4

    1 pound frozen chopped spinach
    2/3 cup chicken broth
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    salt and pepper to taste

    1. In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, combine the spinach (still frozen is okay), chicken broth and garlic. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, or until spinach is tender, stirring occasionally to make sure the spinach doesn’t burn.

    2. Uncover and stir in the butter, then the cream. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes, or until thick, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.