Creamed Spinach with Bacon Recipe
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Creamed Spinach with Bacon Recipe

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My twins wouldn’t eat anything that even resembled a vegetable, but they ate seconds and sometimes thirds of this fabulous spinach. I received the recipe from a friend several years ago, and it’s been part of my Thanksgiving menu ever since. I usually double or triple the recipe. My children aren’t the only ones who want extra servings!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 3 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 288 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 812mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the onions and bacon in butter over medium heat until bacon is crisp. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended.
  2. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in spinach and cream; cook 3-5 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Creamed Spinach in Country October/November 2007, p49

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rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 154884
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"By adding the nutmeg, lemon juice & zest really helped this spinich dish. I used 6 strips of bacon. I may add a little more garlic next time but it would not be necessary. We just like garlic."

BMenz User ID: 1839059 132942
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"I've made a similar creamed spinach without the bacon and adding a pinch of nutmeg. The spice seems to bring out more flavor.

Another good addition would be a little lemon juice and zest. Here, also, I'd leave out the bacon. It would be healthier that way also."

linsvin User ID: 1584655 153777
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"Sounded good, but the flavors all together were just O.K. Would I make it again, probably not."

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