Espinacas con Crema (Creamed Spinach) #SundaySupper

This week's #SundaySupper theme is Eat Your Greens hosted by Foodie Stuntman! Whenever I think of greens, I immediately think of my favorite green, one I've loved since I was a little, itty, bitty baby...spinach! Spinach was the first baby food I ever tried, and after that no other baby food came close to being as good as my mushed spinach. (I was a cute, but very strange baby!) 

Even though I've come along way from those days, I still love me some spinach. Just not in a jar. My favorite way to eat spinach is in what I call Espinacas con Crema, which is just another way of saying Creamed Spinach. What I love most about my Espinacas con Crema, aside from it's incredible flavor, is that I can make it with either fresh or frozen spinach. Another awesome thing about this recipe, is that it has changed just about every one I know into spinach lovers, including my suegro (father-in-law), who used to cringe at the mere mention of spinach. Now he asks for it a couple of times a month. And that in my book makes this recipe a winner.

Espinacas con Crema (Creamed Spinach) -

Espinacas con Crema

  • 6 slices bacon, roughly chopped 
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 16 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and drained 

In a medium skillet, saute the bacon until fully cooked. Stir in the onion and saute until translucent. Add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds. Stir in the cream cheese and Mexican crema until well combined. Add the spinach, stirring gently until well combined. Season with salt and black pepper. Enjoy!

*Note: You can also make Espinacas con Crema using 1 pound fresh spinach, rinsed, patted dry, and roughly chopped. Add the fresh spinach to the skillet after you add the garlic. Saute, stirring occasionally, until the spinach has completely wilted. Continue with recipe as directed. 

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Green Light Appetizers and Sides

Getting Greens Through Salads

Entreés That Will Leave You Green With Envy

Desserts and Beverages That Will Make Others Turn Green

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  1. Creamed spinach is one of my very favorite things! Yours looks great!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  2. Spinach was my first favorite green, too!

  3. I am right there with you in the Spinach Lovers Club. I am obsessed with this green, and especially creamed spinach. Great recipe!

  4. This looks amazing! I love that you added bacon to it! I bet it tastes so good!

  5. You had me at spinach...and bacon! Thanks for th sharing this recipe. It looks amazing!

  6. You must have made your mom VERY happy when you continued to ask for creamed spinach!

    This is the most unique creamed spinach recipe I have seen. I was sold with the word, bacon!! Everything else is a bonus!!!

  7. I can honestly say that I have never had Creamed Spinach - Can't wait to try this recipe!

  8. Oh I love spinach today and your version looks amazing, Leslie ~ Bea

  9. I also used spinach! love your creamed spinach! gimme some of that on toasted bread and yummm! looks great!

  10. I love creamed spinach and I like the addition of bacon and cream cheese! Yummy!!

  11. Never tried bacon in creamed spinach. Sounds good! I'll bet you were an adorable baby!

  12. I really need to try creamed spinach again. As much as I love spinach the only time people served my creamed spinach was from frozen packages and I just never got on with it. But looking at the ingredients in this dish I bet I would love some home made.

  13. I'm with you. Always loved creamed spinach, always will.