As we all know, spinach is a superfood that has many great benefits to your health but can be tough to get your picky eaters to try. This recipe for keto creamed spinach is one of those dishes that everyone will enjoy!
With a low-carb cheesy, cream sauce and browned and bubbly cheese topping, this dish is sure to have no leftovers! Did I also mention that it’s extremely easy and quick to make?! You can be enjoying this rich and creamy spinach dish in just 30 minutes!
This recipe for keto creamed spinach is low carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, high fat, and great tasting.
Keto Creamed Spinach
Now you can certainly make a boring creamed spinach dish that’s just cream mix into some wilted spinach and call it a day. But stay with me because this slightly elevated version will have everyone begging for more!
When creating this recipe I decided I wanted to take it up a notch and add a cheesy topping and bake it! Because who doesn’t love a cheese topping?!
My goal was to make a low-carb creamed spinach dish that everyone would not just enjoy but LOVE. I’m telling you now, this is it.
It’s rich, creamy, cheesy, and filling! Your little ones won’t even notice that it’s spinach and will probably ask for seconds! And we all know how hard it can be to convince kids (and even adults!) to eat their spinach!
Benefits Of Spinach On A Keto Diet
I’m sure you’ve heard all your life that you need to include spinach in your diet because of its numerous health benefits.
That’s because spinach is high in iron and has a great range of B vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.
It also contains magnesium and zinc. It’s loaded with antioxidants that help protect your cells against free radical damage.
Spinach also boosts your immunity, helps prevent cancer growth, and improves your eye health.
Spinach is also low in carbohydrates, high in fiber, and has fewer calories than most other vegetables, making it an excellent option for those aiming to reduce weight or maintain their current status on the keto diet.
Adding spinach to your diet, like with this keto creamed spinach recipe, is an easy and tasty approach to increase your intake of this leafy green. It’s a great way to include this superfood into your keto diet.
Ingredients Needed To Make Keto Creamed Spinach
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The following are the ingredients you’ll need to make creamed spinach that is keto-friendly. Note that the full printable recipe is at the bottom of the page.
- Fresh spinach
- Unsalted butter
- Heavy cream
- Parmesan cheese
- Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
- Sea salt
- Black Pepper
- Ground nutmeg
How To Make Keto Creamed Spinach
This recipe for keto creamed spinach is super easy to make with just a few quick steps and ingredients you probably have in your fridge already.
You’ll start by melting the butter in a saucepan and then adding in the cream. I prefer to use Central American cream for the extra creaminess and flavor but heavy cream works well too.
Then you’ll add the white cheddar cheese and stir often until the cheese has completely melted and incorporated into the sauce. Next, you’ll add in the parmesan cheese, once again stirring often until melted and combined.
Then it’s time to add the spinach and stir to mix and coat the spinach completely with the cream sauce. Continue cooking until the spinach wilts. This should take anywhere from 5-7 minutes over medium-high heat.
Once the spinach has wilted completely, you’ll transfer the mixture into your buttered baking dish, top with the remaining cheeses, and bake until the cheese is browned and bubbly.
Serve with your favorite protein, like our keto glazed ham, and enjoy!
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White Cheddar Cream Sauce
- 4 oz sharp white cheddar, chopped
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 pounds of fresh spinach or 10 ounces of frozen spinach
- 4 oz sharp white cheddar, chopped
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter then add heavy cream and cheese.
- Allow the cheese to fully melt and be fully incorporated into the sauce, before adding the parmesan cheese. Stir the sauce occasionally until well combined.
- Then tear the fresh spinach and add to the sauce. Stir to mix and coat the spinach completely. Continue to cook until the spinach wilts.
- Once the spinach has wilted, transfer the mixture into your buttered baking dish.
- For the topping, in a small bowl combine the chopped white cheddar and parmesan.
- Cover creamed spinach with the topping and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, and then broil for 5 minutes until the top is golden brown.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
FROZEN SPINACH TIPS
If using frozen spinach allow the spinach to thaw completely. Then squeeze out the excess water by wrapping the thawed spinach in cheesecloth wring the spinach until mostly dry.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 33.1gSaturated Fat: 20.7gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 550mgCarbohydrates: 3.2gNet Carbohydrates: 2.4gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 0.2gProtein: 16.8g