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Creamy Spinach with Pine Nuts

I’m all about quick side dishes on a busy week night. Somehow the combination of cream cheese and sour cream makes this simple spinach dish so good that your family will ask for again and again! Easy? Healthy? Yes and yes.

Creamy Spinach with Pinenuts

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Approximately 5 carbohydrates per serving
Course Easter, Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine American
Keyword Garlic, Pine Nuts, Shallot, Spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • Skillet
  • Wooden Spoon or Spatula
  • Chef's Knife
  • cutting board
  • 1 Whisk


  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil EVOO
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • ½ Cup Onion White or yellow, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ Cup Cream cheese softened
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream Or Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 8 Cups Fresh Spinach Chopped
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
  • ½ Tsp Nutmeg Grated. Enhances the flavor!
  • Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Optional
  • Cup Pine Nuts


  • Gather all tools and ingredients for the recipe to save time!
  • Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp evoo in skillet on med-high temp. Add chopped onion. Saute until soft and golden. Add minced garlic and cook about 1 minute to avoid burning the garlic.
  • Whisk in cream cheese and sour cream (or yogurt) until creamy, on medium-low heat.
  • Add spinach and seasonings to skillet. Stir well until spinach is wilted.
  • Sprinkle pine nuts on top and enjoy!
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