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Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach Recipe
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Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach

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"This is the best creamed spinach recipe. It's guaranteed to please ANYone, even a spinach hater."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 20 mins


  1. Grease a 4 1/2 quart slow cooker. In a large bowl, mix together the spinach, cottage cheese, butter, American cheese, eggs, flour and salt until everything is evenly distributed. Transfer to the greased slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for one hour, then reduce heat to low, and continue to cook for 4 to 5 hours.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 01, 2008

This recipe deserves all 5 stars for its simplicity and tastiness. When I make this, I mix all the ingredients in the crockpot (saving myself from cleaning an unnecessary dish), cover, and let it cook for hours. I agree with the other reviewers that said it did not need to cook for that long, so test it after a few hours. Also, this recipe calls for only 2 packages of spinach, which makes the dish too runny - it ends up more like a dip. I added an additional package of spinach, for a total of 3, and it turned out perfect. You can use any cheese you would like, as well. I used white cheddar and it was delicious. This recipe has been around for decades (my great aunt used to make this in the 70's), so it's definitely a keeper. Just tweek it to your likeness, and you'll have this staple creamed spinach recipe for years.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 24, 2003

I love spinach, but found this too rich, too salty... like a little spinach with my cheese. I scaled it back to 4 servings but found it didn't have a nice taste. Agree with the other reviewer, it didn't need 5 hours in the crock pot - but I probably will not make this again.

Sep 12, 2003

WOW!What an awesome recipe. I broke my crockpot while I was preparing this, but I decided to make it anyway. I baked it for one hour at 350, covered then for another ten mins or so, uncovered and it browned up nicely. It almost tastes like broccoli and cheese rice. If you serve it "piping" (very) hot you dont taste the wonderful flavors as well---just so that everyone knows how good this is, Thank you so much for the wonderful vegetable recipe!!!youre the best!--Lady M----

Oct 26, 2007

This was really good spinach. The only thing I did differently than the recipe said, was I just mixed everything together inside the crock pot instead of mixing it in a bowl and dumping it in. Saved me a dish! I also lined my slow cooker with one of those slow cooker bags, so I had no mess. This was delicious and simple. Next time I may tweak the spices just for fun, to see what happens. I used light cottage cheese and american cheese, and next time I may use egg whites just to keep this dish low fat and not cancel out the health benefits of spinach. I served this it a birthday dinner with lots of family. Most of the kids wouldnt' try it because it had spinach in it, but a couple did and they were surprised that they liked it.

Jul 24, 2003

This is really good. i pureed the mixture after cooking in the crock pot for about an hour, then returned it to the crock pot. it tasted even better. my husband likes it too and isnt a big spinach fan. my 4 yr old wasnt crazy about it but anything green and squishy is going to be hard to feed him even if its good. i think other kids who dont have this issue would like it.

Sep 26, 2007

This is a wonderful recipe...I just made it and can't wait for dinner time to come so I can eat it! I agree with others who say you don't need to cook it that long. Maybe only an hour and a half or so - that's what I did and it tastes great!!

Jul 24, 2003

This was very good, but does not require 5 hours in a slow cooker. It is easily done sooner. My husband made this for a special evening dinner and accidently used cheddar instead of American and it was still very good. It will be a keeper.

Jan 04, 2011

Awesome! Changed nothing except the time it took to cook. Two hours total: one on high and one on low.


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  • Calories
  • 320 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 133 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 18.3 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 1070 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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