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Bacon Boursin Creamed Spinach in skillet: A creamy spinach dish with crispy bacon and rich Boursin cheese.

Bacon Boursin Creamed Spinach

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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


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