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Lawry's "famous" creamed spinach.
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Lawry's Famous Creamed Spinach

Lawry's Prime Rib restaurant's creamy spinach recipe from the 50s!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 pound baby spinach (You can substitute frozen spinach)
  • 4 slices of bacon diced
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 medium onion diced fine
  • 3/4 teaspoon Lawry's seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk


  • Blanch spinach in batches by cooking it in salted, boiling water for a few seconds, then plunging it in ice water to stop the cooking. (To save time, use frozen, chopped spinach!)
  • Squeeze out excess liquid and chop.
  • In a medium-sized skillet over medium heat, saute bacon 2 or 3 minutes. Add diced onion and continue to cook until onion is translucent another 3 or 4 minutes. Add garlic, spinach and seasonings and cook another minute.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat butter until melted. Add flour, stirring with a spoon until flour is incorporated and begins to turn slightly golden, about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook until sauce begins to thicken about 3 minutes.
  • Add cream sauce to the spinach mixture.
  • In a food processor pulse spinach 3 or 4 times. It should retain its texture. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  • Can be made a day ahead of time.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7271IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg