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Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach Recipe

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Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach

Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach

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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.

See also: Spinach Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

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

Preparation:

  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.

Be sure to check out my: Hot Spinach Dip Recipe, too.

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