Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I don't know who Madeline is but her spinach is pretty good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook spinach according to directions.
  2. Drain and keep liquid.
  3. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat.
  4. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft but not brown.
  5. Add flour, stirring while blending.
  6. Add 1/2 cup reserved spinach liquid and evaporated milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.
  7. Cook until smooth and thick.
  8. Continue stirring.
  9. Add pepper, celery salt and cheese.
  10. Stir some more till melted.
  11. Combine with cooked spinach.
  12. Top with buttered bread crumbs if desired.


Most Helpful

This recipe is so simple to make, and it tastes absolutely fantastic. So many people overlook spinach as a side dish, but it is one of the best veggies to serve. The idea of using Jalapeño Jack Cheese was a wonderful additon. It gave the dish another layer of flavor that was wonderful and unexpected. I will definately keep this recipe in my t&t cookbook. Thanks for sharing.

Miss Annie September 16, 2002

Hooray for Madeline! I made this tonight for dinner with baked fish and it was great. I make the sauce and then place fresh spinach leaves on top and covered it, when they were wilted I blended them in with the sauce. Since we are trying to put more fiber in our diet I put in a can of well drained garbanzo beans,too. Very nice side dish, but I will add more flour next time to take up the liquid from the spinach. Thanks, Carole in Orlando

carole in orlando September 25, 2003

Spinach delish!!! I substituted cream for the evap milk and I didn't have monterey pepper jack, so I used a cheddar/jack cheese combo and diced a jalepeno. I also added a couple of tablespoons of crispy bacon--WOW! I think the cheddar, cream, and bacon made this recipe a keeper! YUM!

kbob272 June 23, 2008

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