Savory creamed spinach flavored with onions and bacon. My guests love this. It's not difficult but needs a couple of pans and constant stirring. We think it's worth the work!

LisaB

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Wrap bacon in a paper towel, and set on a plate. Cook the bacon in the microwave oven until crisp, about 1 minute per slice.

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  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion; cook and stir until transparent. Add the spinach and cook, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid has evaporated.

  • In a separate skillet, melt the remaining butter over medium heat. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and whisk in using a fork until smooth. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper; cook and stir until thick. Gradually stir in the milk so that no lumps form, and simmer until thickened. Add the spinach mixture to the cream sauce, and mix until coated. Crumble bacon over the top and serve.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 7.7g; carbohydrates 10g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 30.4mg; sodium 672.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2006
This has a wonderful flavor however it wasn't creamy enough for me. Next time I will double everything except the spinach. Still a great recipe! Thanks Lisa! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2006
This was good but not great. However my husband went back for seconds and he hates spinach. I used less spinach than the recipe called for (maybe 12 oz) and still found I had to add more milk and garlic powder than what the recipe called for. I also added some fresh parmesan cheese as well. Thanks! Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2006
This was good but not great. However my husband went back for seconds and he hates spinach. I used less spinach than the recipe called for (maybe 12 oz) and still found I had to add more milk and garlic powder than what the recipe called for. I also added some fresh parmesan cheese as well. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2006
This has a wonderful flavor however it wasn't creamy enough for me. Next time I will double everything except the spinach. Still a great recipe! Thanks Lisa! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2008
I thought this was great. I was not crazy about the bacon so I think next time I will use it as a topper rather than part of the dish. I used fresh spinach rather than frozen. Fresh garlic rather than powder. I also added fresh grated parmesan cheese just before serving. I also would have liked it more creamer so I will experiment with that next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2008
it was goooood... I did use fresh Spinach about 10oz chopped garlic glove (about 3 medium size) grana padano cheese and pre-cooked chopped sausage. make sure you sateed the garlic onions sausage with butter first then spinach til the water is almost dry. then add the milk cheese butter and flour. continue to stir it til very creamy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2013
We did a little change up to this recipe and absolutely loved it! Cut bacon and cook until nearly done add in the onion and complete cooking. Decrease the butter amount because the bacon was not drained (used leaner bacon). Made the cream sauce with some added parmesean cheese about a tbsp or 2. Less milk and added weight watchers cream cheese. Fresh spinach. Poured creamed sauce over fresh spinach and served. AWESOME! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2010
I was searching but could not find a previous recipe so I thought I'd give this one a try. It wasn't till after I started that I realized the recipe called for two packages of spinach and I only had one. I used all ingredients as called for except the one package and I cut back on the milk by 1/4 cup. I added a little nutmeg too. Although the bacon was good....it's not my favorite flavor to go with the creamed spinach. I might try some parmesan next time too. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2009
THIS IS A KEEPER.....I have 3 kids who hate cooked spinach but they asked for 2nd and 3rds...I even added a little left over rice and cheese....AWESOME RECIPE...Thanks for sharing...I have printed and put this in a safe place... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2010
I thought this was great just the way it is. I followed the recipe though cut in half since its just my husband and I. It made the perfect amount for both of us as a side dish. We try to stay low carb so this is a great side dish option. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2011
Thanks Lisa! Just whipped this together on a whim and my husband & daughter both loved it!! Both are picky eaters but suffer through all of my concoctions. They each had 2 helpings...very impressed. I loved it also! Read More
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