Creamed Spinach with Bacon Recipe [ Simply Recipes ]
- 1 pound fresh spinach, about 2 large bunches
- 3 to 4 strips of bacon, uncooked, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- A pinch of nutmeg
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1 cup whole milk
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 Make the béchamel sauce. Melt butter in a small saucepan on medium/low heat until it just starts to bubble. Add the flour and cook, stirring until smooth, 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.