Creamed Spinach

Chef Tom cooks up the steakhouse classic side dish, Creamed Spinach, in Lodge cast iron over a Yoder Smokers wood fired pellet grill!

Creamed Spinach

10-12 servings



Bring a large pot of water to water to a boil. Add the sliced onions and cook for two minutes. Add the spinach leaves and cook an additional 30 seconds, stirring. Using a slotted spoon or spider, transfer the spinach and onions to a bowl filled with ice water to stop the cooking process. 

Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill to 425ºF, set up for indirect grilling.

When the spinach and onions have cooled, remove from the water and squeeze to remove the water they have soaked up. Transfer one quarter of the mixture to the blender. Set the remaining three quarters aside.

Place the heavy cream in a Lodge 12” Cast Iron Skillet. Bring to a simmer. Transfer to the blender with the spinach/onion. Add the butter, a shake of smoked salt and a few dashes of hot sauce. Blend until smooth.

Place the reserved three quarters of the spinach/onion in the skillet used to heat the cream. Pour the cream mixture over the top. Distribute evenly. Taste for seasoning.

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Combine the crushed pork rinds, parmesan and Cattleman’s Grill California Tri-tip Seasoning. Mix well. Pour over the top of the creamed spinach. Spread evenly.

Bake at 425ºF until bubbling through the topping, about 20-30 minutes.

Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill


  1. girlzgoneketo
    November 8, 2019

    Hi Chef Tom, Thank you for the Keto Recipe. I would love to see more keto recipes. Can you recommend some keto friendly rubs and marinades? Thank you

  2. Bill
    December 11, 2019

    Just wondering what induction heater you used to boil water and heat spinach

  3. Bill
    December 24, 2019

    What flavor pellets did you use


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