This Bacon Boursin Creamed Spinach is a luscious blend of tender baby spinach and rich Boursin cheese, a gourmet side dish ready in minutes!
- 1 pound baby spinach leaves, washed
- 4 strips Bacon
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups half & half or milk
- 1x 5 oz. pack of Boursin Garlic & Herbs Cheese, at room temperature
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg, optional
- 1 pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese, to serve
- Blanch the spinach in boiling water for only one minute, then transfer it to a cold water bath to stop cooking. Gently squeeze out any remaining water from the leaves and set aside.
- Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until it turns crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer it onto a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Keep it aside.
- Remove most of the bacon grease from the pan, leaving about 1-2 teaspoons for extra flavor (adjust to your preference). In the same pan, melt the butter, then add the onion and cook until it turns translucent (approximately 2 minutes), scraping up any browned bits left behind by the bacon.
- Whisk in the flour and cook for a couple of minutes until light golden.
- Gradually add the half and half while whisking constantly. Then, mix in the Boursin until it's well combined. Continue to whisk for about 2 minutes, or until the white sauce thickens.
- Season with nutmeg, cayenne (if using), salt and pepper. If the sauce is too thick, add another 1/4 cup of half & half, whisking until it reaches your preferred thickness.
- Add the cooked spinach to the boursin sauce, stirring gently to combine. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese, add the chopped bacon and give everything a good mix to combine all of the flavors together.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
- For the freshest taste, enjoy this incredible steakhouse creamed spinach within 3 days! Store the leftover creamed spinach in an airtight container to keep in the refrigerator.
- You can freeze it too! Just transfer it to an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. When you're ready to enjoy it again, let it thaw in the fridge overnight.
- Skillet Method: Place the creamed spinach in a skillet over low to medium heat. Add a splash of milk and gently stir occasionally until it's heated through and starts to bubble.
- Microwave Method: Place it in a microwave-safe dish. Reheat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until it's thoroughly warmed.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 10
- Category: Side dishes
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 475 kcal
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 482 mg
- Fat: 42 g
- Saturated Fat: 24 g
- Carbohydrates: 16 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 14 g
- Cholesterol: 140 mg
Keywords: creamed spinach, boursin creamed spinach, bacon creamed spinach