Rating: 4.08 stars
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 2

This is the best creamed spinach recipe. It's guaranteed to please ANYone, even a spinach hater.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a 4 1/2 quart slow cooker. In a large bowl, mix together the spinach, cottage cheese, butter, American cheese, eggs, flour and salt until everything is evenly distributed. Transfer to the greased slow cooker.

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  • Cook on high for one hour, then reduce heat to low, and continue to cook for 4 to 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; protein 18.3g; carbohydrates 8.1g; fat 24.6g; cholesterol 133.4mg; sodium 1069.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (53)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2008
This recipe deserves all 5 stars for its simplicity and tastiness. When I make this I mix all the ingredients in the crockpot (saving myself from cleaning an unnecessary dish) cover and let it cook for hours. I agree with the other reviewers that said it did not need to cook for that long so test it after a few hours. Also this recipe calls for only 2 packages of spinach which makes the dish too runny - it ends up more like a dip. I added an additional package of spinach for a total of 3 and it turned out perfect. You can use any cheese you would like as well. I used white cheddar and it was delicious. This recipe has been around for decades (my great aunt used to make this in the 70's) so it's definitely a keeper. Just tweek it to your likeness and you'll have this staple creamed spinach recipe for years. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/24/2003
I love spinach but found this too rich too salty... like a little spinach with my cheese. I scaled it back to 4 servings but found it didn't have a nice taste. Agree with the other reviewer it didn't need 5 hours in the crock pot - but I probably will not make this again. Read More
(8)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2008
This recipe deserves all 5 stars for its simplicity and tastiness. When I make this I mix all the ingredients in the crockpot (saving myself from cleaning an unnecessary dish) cover and let it cook for hours. I agree with the other reviewers that said it did not need to cook for that long so test it after a few hours. Also this recipe calls for only 2 packages of spinach which makes the dish too runny - it ends up more like a dip. I added an additional package of spinach for a total of 3 and it turned out perfect. You can use any cheese you would like as well. I used white cheddar and it was delicious. This recipe has been around for decades (my great aunt used to make this in the 70's) so it's definitely a keeper. Just tweek it to your likeness and you'll have this staple creamed spinach recipe for years. Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2003
WOW!What an awesome recipe. I broke my crockpot while I was preparing this but I decided to make it anyway. I baked it for one hour at 350 covered then for another ten mins or so uncovered and it browned up nicely. It almost tastes like broccoli and cheese rice. If you serve it "piping" (very) hot you dont taste the wonderful flavors as well---just so that everyone knows how good this is Thank you so much for the wonderful vegetable recipe!!!youre the best!--Lady M---- Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2007
This was really good spinach. The only thing I did differently than the recipe said was I just mixed everything together inside the crock pot instead of mixing it in a bowl and dumping it in. Saved me a dish! I also lined my slow cooker with one of those slow cooker bags so I had no mess. This was delicious and simple. Next time I may tweak the spices just for fun to see what happens. I used light cottage cheese and american cheese and next time I may use egg whites just to keep this dish low fat and not cancel out the health benefits of spinach. I served this it a birthday dinner with lots of family. Most of the kids wouldnt' try it because it had spinach in it but a couple did and they were surprised that they liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
This is really good. i pureed the mixture after cooking in the crock pot for about an hour then returned it to the crock pot. it tasted even better. my husband likes it too and isnt a big spinach fan. my 4 yr old wasnt crazy about it but anything green and squishy is going to be hard to feed him even if its good. i think other kids who dont have this issue would like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2007
This is a wonderful recipe...I just made it and can't wait for dinner time to come so I can eat it! I agree with others who say you don't need to cook it that long. Maybe only an hour and a half or so - that's what I did and it tastes great!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
This was very good but does not require 5 hours in a slow cooker. It is easily done sooner. My husband made this for a special evening dinner and accidently used cheddar instead of American and it was still very good. It will be a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
Awesome! Changed nothing except the time it took to cook. Two hours total: one on high and one on low. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/24/2003
I love spinach but found this too rich too salty... like a little spinach with my cheese. I scaled it back to 4 servings but found it didn't have a nice taste. Agree with the other reviewer it didn't need 5 hours in the crock pot - but I probably will not make this again. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2004
One of my friends makes this dish my husband & I love it! I was stuck in the hospital for 2 weeks before the birth of my daughter. I was really wanting this dish so my friend made it & plugged the crock pot in my hospital room. It smelled so good all the nurses came in to ask what I was having!! Read More
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