Vegan Creamed Spinach

November 9, 2015   11 Comments

I try to keep my guest list for Thanksgiving “vegan free” but that doesn’t work for everyone.

Vegan Creamed Spinach

I’m just kidding! I love vegans – one of my best friends is a vegan. If they want to bring over the Tofurkey – then they can spend Thanksgiving at my house which is a bird, butter, and pie festival.

This is a very fast way to dress up spinach and with the ability to buy a bag of pre-washed spinach – a snap to make. I couldn’t find fresh spinach to wash at my supermarket and ended up buying a bag – so easy!

This does not taste like regular cow’s milk cream, but has a lovely flavor all its own. I love that is has 141% of your vitamin A, 70% of your vitamin C, and 7% of your daily value of iron.

You gotta try this!

Do you have vegans come over on Thanksgiving? What do you feed them?

Coconut Milk Creamed Spinach Recipe

1.6 from 15 reviews

Makes 4 servings 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 pinch crushed red pepper
1 8-ounce bag pre-washed spinach
2/3 cup light coconut milk
salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet (with a lid), heat oil over medium high. Saute onion and garlic until softened. Add spinach, stir, and cover for about three minutes to help the spinach wilt. When spinach cooks down, add coconut milk and salt to taste.

For ½ cup = 84 calories, 5.8 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 6.7 g carbohydrates, 0.8 g sugar, 2.3 g protein, 1.8 g fiber, 100 mg sodium, 2 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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I'm vegan and when I have omni's over for Thanksgiving I serve them pumpkin soup, acorn squash stuffed with walnuts, apples, carrots and rye bread, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, roasted root vegetables with olive oil and thyme, green beans with tomatoes, apple pie and pumpkin pie. Just sayin.....

My son in law is vegan all the way.. This sounds good but can I use almond milk in place of coconut milk??

Well this looks like a good dish to bring to my friend's thanksgiving dinner. She has a couple of friends that are vegetarian,not vegan, but you know it'll be great to bring.

My family's new favorite is kale/quinoa stuffed sweet potatoes! Has sliced or slivered almonds and cranberries in it also! One time I tried some crushed pineapple in it, used the juice to cook quinoa in; DEELISH! Otherwise I just boil pots n use that water in the quinoa w/some cinnamon or nutmeg sometimes curry. Very versatile! Not to mention yummy😍

Yummers! Two of my favorites combined...spinach and coconut milk! Definitely going to try this recipe! Love the way it's sparked up with garlic and crushed red pepper.

@Annie - I think it wouldn't work. Almond milk isn't as CREAMY as coconut so it might just fall flat. Thanks for your question!

Hello Snack Girl,

For those of us who have never purchased coconut milk. Is that found in the diary section? Do I buy unsweetened? Thanks for your help. I would like to make this with dinner tonight.

@Teresa - it is found in the Asian section next to the Thai sauces and spice pastes. I hope your store has an Asian section. Great question!

My daughter's boyfriend is vegan, and while he is not coming for Thanksgiving, he is coming for Christmas - I serve lasagna on Christmas Eve, and Chicken Cordon Bleu on Christmas. So, yeah, there will be adjustments this year.

Patti, I hope you come back because I have a great recipe for vegan lasagna. For the ricotta, use this:…. For the mozzarella, use this:…. It tastes amazing, and even omnivores love it.

Thanks so much Stefanie! I was talking with my daughter over Thanksgiving, and we discussed just this issue. This helps a lot!!

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