By Pvt Amys Mom on December 02, 2004
Photo by slickchick
Photo by slickchick
"This is by far the best creamed spinach recipe that I have ever tasted! My mother got married in early Nov and my brother (a chef) served Bar-B-Qued Filet Mignon, oven roasted red potatoes, this creamed spinach, salad and garlicy cheesy bread - Talk about heaven!! The creamed spinach stole the show and 1/2 the guests left with the recipe! He found the recipe on the internet, it is a copy cat recipe of Boston Market's creamed spinach. (I think it's better)."
Serving Size: 1 (142 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Absolutely fantastic recipe, and with apologies to Chef #1464947, you apparently did not follow the recipe. The measurements are perfect. I doubled this, as it freezes beautifully! I also ADDED about a half pound of crispy fried bacon, and crumbled it into the mixture. I then sprinkled fresh grated parmesan cheese over the top and baked it for about 20 to 30 minutes. I made it a second time, added a bit extra cream cheese and canned milk along with some shredded crab meat and artichoke hearts and served with tortilla chips as a dip. It disappeared so fast, it's almost like it never existed! A MAJOR HIT! Thank you."
"We loved this delicious side. My husband commented that this is the best spinach he has ever eaten and I can only agree. I halved the recipe for the two of us and followed it precisely, except for adding the water in step 6; my thawed spinach still had moisture in it that I couldn't completely squeeze out, so I only added an extra tablespoon of water. Thanks for posting, Renee! "
"A Great recipe, and I followed it to the letter. I did not drain the spinach at all, and it came out perfect. Thank You So Much !!!!"
"One word: DELICIOUS!!!!! Used a little more onion and garlic, for our taste. Also, didn't have 1/2 and 1/2 so I used 1/2 skim and 1/2 heavy cream and 2 12 oz bags of cut leaf spinach. This is absolutely to die for good!!!"
"A great recipe. Used milk b/c I didn't have h/h and added provolone cheese in addition to the park. and it tasted fantastic."
"Great recipe. Thanks for sharing. As far as Irish0502 leaving a neg, thats unfortunate. As chefs we know the roux mixture is about one to one. You have 5 tbl of butter to 1/4 cup this is about equal which is what you want. We all know what it should look like at this state. Irish05020 must of misunderstood this part of the direction. Anyway, please sick to the recipe and maybe review all of the other positive comments. You might be missing out on a good dish. You sure are missing with this one."
"Wonderful recipe - made as directed - will add crispy bacon on top next time! Keeper recipe! thanks for posting, pvt amys mom."
"Oh my... so delicious!!! My hubby, my son (picky teen) and I all loved it!! I will for sure make this again.. I didn't have half and half, so I used 7/8 cup milk with 1/2 Tbsp butter and it was awesome!!! Thank you for this recipe!!"
"ohh yummm.. exactly what I was looking for in a creamed spinach. I used about 16oz spinach and onion flakes. Bacon would be decadent in this as mentioned by another reviewer."
"This is really good! I loved it... I just think it's missing a little something. Next time I make it I'm going to put some prosciutto or bacon in to cook before I put the onion and garlic in.
Really good though! Thanks for the recipe!"
"This was FANTASTIC! It did take a couple of tries, though. The first time I added the cream cheese too quickly to the cream mixture and the half and half curdled. The second time we did it very slowly over lower heat and it worked perfectly! It's rounds out a wonderful meal with filet mignon and a baked potato. Yum!"
"This is a very good version of creamed spinach. However, I would advice people to cook this meal in a medium size pan. I made a mistake and cooked it in a large pan and the cream turned into what looked like a ball of dough. So, I transferred it to a smaller pan and than had to add the entire pint of half and half. Once I did that, the cream and consistency was perfect. I followed the recipe exactly as printed (even with my lil mishap) and everything turned out just fine. My children loved it!"
"This was awful...and I don't usually write bad reviews, but this time i had to. The flour to 1/2 and 1/2 ratio is WAY off. It turned out to be a gelatenous mess! And I served it at Thanksgiving. You only need about 3 tablespoons of flour to 1 1/2 cups of 1/2 and 1/2. I should have know it didn't sound right, but I was on autopilot by that time. Change this ratio and it will be good."
"At first I thought this was going to be a disaster since I don't have a whisk and what I used made the cream sauce lumpy and thick since I probably cooked it too long trying to get out the lumps! But once everything was mixed it turned out wonderful and yummy! I used a little extra half and half for the cream cheese. This is the only way I want to eat spinach now!"
"FANTASTIC! My dad took 4 helpings, and he is a 'light' eater. Everyone raved about this dish, thank you for another recipe to be put in my permanent list of favorites!"
"I actually forgot to add the parmesan cheese. My hubbie thought it would've been even better with it, but I loved it, and didn't miss it (or those calories that would have come with it!)"
"WOW!!!!! This was unbelievably good! I added just a touch more garlic because we love garlic. It will definitely be served on all our special occasions, and even the not so special ones!"
"The Chart House in Newport, Ky. has a creamed spinach on their menu that tastes just like this. It has the perfect balance of garlic with the parmesan cheese. Loved this. This will be my new addition for Thanksgiving. I didn't alter a thing"
"I love anything spinach, so I am not surprised I loved this. I couldnâ€™t find 2 10oz boxes of spinach so I used two 16oz bags, and added 1/4c. More of 1/2-1/2, 1/4c. Parmesan cheese and 1/4 tsp of salt and it worked out just great. I also added 1/4 cup of chicken broth instead of water for extra flavor. Thanks for sharing; I plan on adding this to my thanksgiving menu."
"Great recipe! Used fat free half and half, and fat free cream cheese. Reduced the butter to 2 T. Added a little more water and didn't cover. Added some more salt, a 1/4 t nutmeg, a tiny bit of mace, parsley and basil at the end. Was yummy. Wondering how some artichoke hearts might be in it too!? Thanks for sharing!"