Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach Recipe

Creamed spinach
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Ratings (9)
  • Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
305 Calories
23g Fat
8g Carbs
18g Protein
(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. Sometimes, I 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.

Ingredients

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

  2. 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.