Creamed Spinach with Bacon

by Kathy Strahs on November 14, 2011 · 11 comments

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Spinach doesn’t need cream or bacon to make it a good side dish. It’s fine on its own, simply steamed or sauteed with a little lemon. That’s how I typically make it.

But…

If you do happen to mix cream and bacon in with spinach – and maybe some aromatic onions and garlic too for extra savory flavor – well, you’re going to wind up with a pretty excellent side dish. This Creamed Spinach, inspired by a recipe I found on the side of a package of frozen spinach, isn’t the extra thick kind I’ve had at steakhouses in the past. Here the sauce is thinner – just the cream or milk alone absorbing into the spinach rather than a flour-thickened bechamel. It’s a little bit lighter without sacrificing flavor. That works for me!

Creamed Spinach with Bacon



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Kalyn November 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Not for everyday, but I would love this for Thanksgiving!

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Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet November 14, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Looks delicious!! I’d eat this is everynight!
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Wenderly November 15, 2011 at 2:26 PM

I agree that spinach doesn’t *need* the added cream or bacon…but why not!?! YUMMY!

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dick bennett November 15, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Looks like Emeril forgot to give instructions on adding the bacon. I assume you add it at the end after cream is absorbed.

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Kathy Strahs November 15, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Nope, that was my omission. Yes, I added it at the very end so it stayed crispy. I’ll update the recipe.

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Sinply Tia November 15, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Great idea for a Thanksgiving side. Looks delicious and healthy!

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Natalie November 15, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Wow this looks great! Thanks for sharing.
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Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen November 15, 2011 at 6:24 PM

I’ve gotta say… there’s bacon! this would be a healthy treat with a little naughty side.

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Andy November 16, 2011 at 7:29 AM

oooohhhh….bacon makes everything taste good – just further proof.
Thanks.

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Jersey Girl Cooks November 16, 2011 at 5:23 PM

This looks awesome. I usually make my veggies without a lot of Butter, cream or fatand but especially around the holidays you have to live a little ….lol. I’m bookmarking this one…yum!

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Kathy Strahs November 16, 2011 at 6:31 PM

My sentiments exactly, Lisa!

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