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 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 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 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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