Creamed Spinach with Bacon Recipe

Creamed Spinach with Bacon Recipe

How To Make Creamed Spinach with Bacon

Level up your side-dish game by trying out this creamed spinach recipe. Just add in heaps of bacon and a generous amount of delicious creamy bechamel.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbfresh spinach,about 2 large bunches, thoroughly cleaned
  • 4bacon strips,uncooked, finely chopped
  • 1medium onion,finely chopped
  • 1garlic clove,finely chopped
  • pinchnutmeg
  • salt and pepper,to taste

For the Béchamel Cream Sauce:

  • 2tbspbutter
  • 2tbspall purpose flour
  • 1cupwhole milk


  1. Blanch the spinach in a pot of boiling water until the spinach is wilted for about 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water to stop the spinach from cooking further.

  2. Squeeze the spinach to remove all the moisture possible. Chop the spinach and set it aside.

  3. 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. Sauté until onions are translucent.

  4. Melt the butter in a small saucepan on medium/low heat until it just starts to bubble. Add the flour and cook, stirring until smooth for about 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk, whisking continuously, cooking until thick.

  5. 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.


  • Calories: 263.29kcal
  • Fat: 19.79g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.74g
  • Trans Fat: 0.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.68g
  • Fiber: 3.27g
  • Sugar: 5.04g
  • Protein: 9.71g
  • Cholesterol: 40.50mg
  • Sodium: 565.98mg
  • Calcium: 196.00mg
  • Potassium: 829.47mg
  • Iron: 3.54mg
  • Vitamin A: 611.85µg
  • Vitamin C: 34.13mg
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