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Creamed Spinach with Bacon

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

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