How to make it

  • Cut off the thick stems of the spinach and discard.
  • Note: This next step can be omitted if using packaged spinach. Clean the spinach by filling up your sink with water and soaking the spinach to loosen any sand or dirt. Drain the spinach and then repeat soaking and draining.
  • Blanch the spinach in a pot of boiling water until the spinach is wilted, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse in cold water to stop the spinach from cooking further.
  • Squeeze the spinach to remove all the moisture possible.
  • Chop the spinach and set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium high.
  • Add the chopped bacon and sauté until the bacon begins to render some of its fat.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic (I added the mushrooms here). Sauté until onions are translucent.
  • Béchamel sauce: ----------
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan on medium/low heat until it just starts to bubble. Add the flour and cook, stirring until smooth, about 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk, whisking continuously, cooking until thick.
  • Combine spinach, bacon and onion mixture, and béchamel sauce into one pan. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a simmer, remove from heat and serve.

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    " It was excellent "
    debra47 ate it and said...
    Just made creamed spinach tonight and was so pleased with the results but will be making some changes to the recipe since I saw yours.
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Oh, heavens, you are too much. We love creamed spinach and I never ever thought of adding bacon. You have just made my husband a very happy man and I'll definitely add the crimini too. Taking the mundane to the sublime. Great!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    I would like this, love spinach, maybe I can get my husband to eat it this way. Great post, you have my 5
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