I think that creamed spinach has gotten a bad rap over the years. I have always loved it but once I created this recipe I was done with any other kind. In fact, a friend of mine who admitted she didn’t like any creamed spinach tried this and then ate a nice sized portion quite happily.
This stuff is good, y’all. Really good.
Fat helps keep you full, helps you burn fat, and satisfies cravings. I have a tendency to be anemic so the spinach helps me with that, too. It all comes together here to make me look forward to mealtime – and you have not lived until you have taken a spoonful of the leftovers and plopped it inside a fluffy omelette.
OMG, it is Heaven.
Whether or not you take the time to chop the spinach is up to you. I usually don’t but I have to admit it will look better if you do. I buy the organic baby spinach leaves in a big package from Costco. You can use frozen but it doesn’t taste the same in my opinion.
The first time I had really good creamed spinach was when I was little. We lived in Pennsylvania for awhile, just outside of Philadelphia, and we went to Dutch Wonderland and Hershey quite often on the weekends. On the way home we always, and I do mean always, stopped at a restaurant run by a Pennsylvania Dutch family. You paid one price at the door and then… you walked into the dining room.. and …
Tables and tables and tables of food. You went and got what you wanted, as many times as you wanted. When you got up you left the dirty plate on the table and by the time you got back it was gone. It was amazing. I have no clue what all they had because the only things I ever got was the pot pie, the apple fritters, and the creamed spinach.
Every single time.
I don’t know if this is similar to that or not — it has been more than 45 years. I do know that I could eat gobs and gobs of this stuff.
Gobs and gobs !
Even if you don’t generally like creamed spinach give this a try. Add a little more or a little less garlic to your own taste.
Table of Contents
- Fry the bacon in the pan until it is crisp and the fat has been rendered.
- Add the spinach, stirring until it is wilted.
- Add the cream cheese and stir until the cream cheese is melted and the spinach is covered with the sauce.
- Add the garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Stir to mix -- serve.