Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
305 Calories
23g Fat
8g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 305
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 209mg 70%
Sodium 668mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 18g
Calcium 387mg 30%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

When you make creamed spinach in the slow cooker, it has all the same rich creaminess you get with the regular recipe, but it is so simple to make. This recipe takes only about 10 minutes of active prep time to prepare. If you're in a rush, you can cook this spinach on high. It'll take anywhere for 1 to 3 hours, depending on how hot your slow cooker gets.

Serve as a side with everything from beef to pork to chicken. You can even serve this creamed spinach as a sauce tossed with spaghetti or linguine. Grate a little more parmesan cheese over the top, and you've got a complete meal.


  • 16 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese (part-skim is okay)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons. butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all of the ingredients, except the parmesan cheese in the slow cooker. Stir well.

  3. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over top. Cover, and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, stirring halfway through. Or cook on high for 1 to 3 hours.

  4. Serve and enjoy!