Better than Olive Garden®! Top with grilled chicken on fettuccine pasta for a complete meal or use as a dip for bread sticks. Delicious rich and creamy spinach Alfredo everyone will love. When I make this dish, everyone raves over it! Add more spinach if you're a spinach lover or leave it out if you're not a fan. I like adding lots of garlic! For a thicker sauce, add more cream cheese.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat butter in a saucepan over low heat; cook spinach in the melted butter until warmed, about 1 minute. Add cream and cream cheese to spinach mixture; cook and stir until cream cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

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  • Fold Parmesan cheese and garlic powder into spinach mixture; season with salt and pepper. Simmer until sauce is thickened and smooth, about 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

599 calories; protein 9.9g; carbohydrates 4.9g; fat 61.4g; cholesterol 202.9mg; sodium 454.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2013
A very quick and easy Alfredo sauce, was a tad thin for my liking, so I added in more cream cheese and a bit more Parmesan to thicken it up. I used fresh spinach and it worked fine, cooked down nicely, you need a lot, I used the whole 9 ounce bag of it. We grilled chicken and cut it into bite sized pieces and served it all over fettuccine noodles. Was a great meal, better than Olive Garden. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/24/2013
I thought this was just ok. Thinner than I expected and almost too salty; for all those calories I wanted perfection. I did add red pepper flakes at the end and that perked up the flavor. There was a ton leftover so maybe it'll taste better the second time around. Read More
(5)
228 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 168
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2013
A very quick and easy Alfredo sauce, was a tad thin for my liking, so I added in more cream cheese and a bit more Parmesan to thicken it up. I used fresh spinach and it worked fine, cooked down nicely, you need a lot, I used the whole 9 ounce bag of it. We grilled chicken and cut it into bite sized pieces and served it all over fettuccine noodles. Was a great meal, better than Olive Garden. Read More
(80)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2016
One of the reasons why some had said that the sauce was a little thin, was because they used frozen spinach right out of thepackage without draining it. If you use frozen spinach, make sure that you SQEEZE the spinach to get all the extra water out of it. Frozen spinach is loaded with water that it will thin the sauce noticably. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2016
Outstanding! My family loved this recipe. I used fresh spinach (because that was all I had) and added 1\2 of a huge mushroom I had leftover from another recipe. When I make this again, I will probably use fresh spinach and mushrooms again. I only had 6 oz of heavy cream and topped off the measuring cup with milk. I used a couple spoonfuls of potato flakes as a thickener (could not taste potato in the finished product.) I only mention this in case someone else finds themselves short on cream or frozen spinach. ?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2013
Excellent! I used half the amount of spinach & it was still thick & fabulous! I also made half batch without spinach & that was very thin still tasty just thin. Made for "thebuzz" Recipe Group 9/3/13. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2013
Perfect way to get my little guy to eat spinach! This is a delicious creamy alfredo recipe that will be a keeper in my house. Went perfect with a salad and breadsticks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2013
Oh My WOW! This is most definitely better than Olive Garden or any other Alfredo sauce I've eaten. My 6 year old is the pickiest eater when it comes to pasta dishes and asked if we could have this again tomorrow night! I cut the butter down to 1/4 cup, used 1/2 to 3/4 of a block of cream cheese (store brand 1/3 less fat version) because of other reviewers stating that the sauce had been too thin, and I didn't use spinach for my first try. Served it over 3 cheese tortellini with chopped chicken and I will definitely be trying it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2016
Loved it. Followed the recipe with a couple of exceptions. I used the entire box (10 oz) of frozen chopped spinach used fresh garlic and 1-1/2 cups of shredded Parmesan. Came out thick and creamy. Will definetly make this again Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2013
Made this for Recipe Group. I've never made alfredo before. I used a 10 oz package of spinach (didn't know what else to do with the small remaining amount). Also I used half and half just because I didn't have heavy cream in the fridge. Mine tasted good but was a bit watery, probably because of my changes. So, I added the remainder of the 8 oz package of cream cheese; that helped. Also, I wasn't sure if I was supposed to squeeze out all the water from the thawed spinach. I didn't do that- wasn't sure if it needed some water to "cook" in. Next time I would press the water out. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2013
Recipe Group Selection 8/31/2013 - Let me just say thank goodness I have a gym membership. I used the full 10 oz. package of chopped spinach which ended up being about 1 cup of chopped spinach. It was very good and everyone enjoyed it but it's not something I would make too often. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/24/2013
I thought this was just ok. Thinner than I expected and almost too salty; for all those calories I wanted perfection. I did add red pepper flakes at the end and that perked up the flavor. There was a ton leftover so maybe it'll taste better the second time around. Read More
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