Spinach with Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe

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This dish is popular in Pennsylvania Dutch country. It takes a little time to make, but it's worth the effort. Sometimes I serve the dressing over other greens or even potato salad.—Romaine Wetzel, Ronks, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • Torn fresh spinach

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 655 calories, 38g fat (20g saturated fat), 402mg cholesterol, 1079mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (58g sugars, 0 fiber), 16g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, celery seed, salt and mustard. Gradually stir in milk and vinegar. Add butter. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  2. Stir a small amount of hot liquid into beaten eggs; return all to the pan. Cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in bacon and hard-boiled eggs. Serve immediately over spinach. Yield: about 4 cups.
Originally published as Spinach with Hot Bacon Dressing in Taste of Home August/September 2002, p41

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mysties1 User ID: 1410348 44578
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"i don't think i did anything any different than the recipe but i didn't care for it at all."

danthecook User ID: 5488651 35771
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"I've had good hot bacon dressing before on spinach, but this one is better than all I've tried before. Cooking the onions and adding brown sugar is what makes the difference."

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