Spinach with a Twist Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Spinach with a Twist Recipe
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Spinach with a Twist

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"This is a quick and easy side dish I made up to complement any fish or chicken dish with spinach, diced tomatoes, and that rich Roquefort cheese (any blue cheese will work)."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat, and saute the onion until tender. Stir in the tomatoes and spinach, and continue cooking until the spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the Roquefort cheese, and allow to melt slightly before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 23, 2007

YUM YUM! Based on prior reveiws, I sauteed the onion w/garlic & baby bellas, then added about 3/4's of a can of diced tomatoes and the spinach. Tossed w/blue cheese just prior to serving. The only change I will make is I will use less blue cheese next time; it tasted great, but it's strong enough I can cut some fat/calories w/out sacrificing taste. What a great, easy, healthy, inexpensive side dish! Thanks for a new staple at our house.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 04, 2006

I love the flavors in this dish together. One of my favorite quick lunches is to warm canned tomato soup, stir in baby spinach leaves and continue to warm until the spinach is wilted, then add the blue cheese crumbles. For an added flavor top with sun flower seeds or pine nuts.

Oct 21, 2006

I used about 3/4 package of fresh spinach, chopped, and used parmesan and pinenuts, as another reviewer suggested. I thought it was really good!

Oct 21, 2007

I just made this and must say it was delicious! I used the diced tomatoes with green chilis mild version and switched out the blue cheese for feta (just sounded better). This is a quick and easy dish that tastes great. Highly recommended!

Aug 14, 2006

Very tasty side dish which family enjoyed. My husband liked it, admitting had I just served cooked spinach he probably wouldn't have eaten any! I think I'll try fresh spinach next time for more vitamins. I used fresh Parmesean instead of the other - it's still a strong flavor and worked well. I grilled the leftovers on toasted multigrain bread with mozzarella melted on top the next day - and it was good too.

Jan 17, 2007

Did this with 20 oz. chopped spinach, only one can of drained diced tomato, and a full cup of blue cheese. Skipped the onion, threw in some old bay seasoning, salt and pepper--perfect. It was "scarfed down" by spinach haters, blue cheese haters, and tomato haters, all of whom loved it. Probably six ways from Sunday to vary this with excellent results!

Jun 23, 2008

Made this last night for my parents, and we all LOVED it!! My dad is one of those who really likes something or really doesn't, and it was a hit with him! Had to make one change though, none of us like blue cheese, so I used sun-dried tomato bazil mozzarella, and it was WONDERFUL!! Thank you for a recipe that I will be using over and over!

Jul 11, 2006

This was a tasty, different side dish. I made a few modifications for our family. I sauteed the onion with garlic and mushrooms, used fresh spinach and feta cheese instead of Roquefort. Next time I will cut down on the tomatoes, maybe half a can.


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  • Calories
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 694 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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