Grandma Reedy’s Spinach

Grandma Reedy’s Spinach

brianCamfam Cookery
This is a staple at all family gatherings since I was in diapers so long ago. Everyone knows it but no one has ever written it down, UNTIL NOW! Great Grandma Reedy gets the credit. When doing some research on German recipes for our German friend, I found that German Creamed Spinach is very similar, but there is no cream in this recipe.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 2 packages frozen chopped spinach 10 ounces each
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 6 bacon strips cut into 1in pieces
  • 2 oz Nabisco Premium Saltines crushed


  • In a large saucepan on medium heat, render the bacon until very crispy.
  • Remove the pan from heat and remove bacon from pan using a slotted spoon or spider and set aside.
  • Drain bacon grease into measuring cup and set aside.
  • Put the now empty pan back on medium heat and add 2 tbsp of bacon grease.
  • Sauté the onion and garlic in the bacon grease until tender.
  • Add the frozen spinach to the saucepan and cook covered until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the cooked bacon back into the pan and stir to mix.
  • Add the crushed (almost to a powder) saltines to the pan and mix thoroughly.
  • Reduce heat to low simmer and cook covered for 3-5 minutes to allow the crackers to absorb the liquid, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and stir thoroughly evenly distributing the crushed crackers into what looks like cream.
  • Serve.

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