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side essentials: cheesy creamed spinach

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is a take on the usual creamed spinach dishes; except I made it really cheesy. Feel free to use fresh spinach; as opposed to frozen, and play about with any other spices that make you happy. This is easy to put together, and would be a prefect side for your holiday table. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

(1 rating)
yield 3 - 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For side essentials: cheesy creamed spinach

  • 2 slice
    uncured bacon, diced
  • 3 Tbsp
    yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 6 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 oz
    mozzarella cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 1 pinch
    white pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
  • 1 pinch
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • 12 oz
    spinach, frozen, chopped, and defrosted

How To Make side essentials: cheesy creamed spinach

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place),
  • 3
    Add the bacon to a saucepan over medium heat.
  • 4
    Chef’s Note: The saucepan needs to be big enough to hold all the ingredients.
  • 5
    Cook until the bacon softens, and begins to render its fat, about 5 – 6 minutes.
  • 6
    Add the onions, and cook until they soften, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  • 7
    Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 60 seconds.
  • 8
    Reduce the heat to low, and add the heavy cream, the mozzarella, parmesan, and cream cheeses.
  • 9
    Stir until incorporated, and fully melted, about 3 – 4 minutes.
  • 10
    Chef’s Note: While the sauce is cooking, season to taste with the recommended spices, or be creative.
  • 11
    Chef’s Tip: If the sauce seems a bit thick, add a bit of heavy cream, a teaspoon at a time, until you achieve the desired consistency.
  • 12
    Add the defrosted spinach, and stir to incorporate, and warm through, about 5 – 7 minutes.
  • 13
  • 14
    Serve as a side with your favorite meals. Enjoy.
  • 15
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.