Low Carb Creamed Spinach

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Hi there! This low carb creamed spinach is delightful and it’s been a staple side dish around here for awhile because it’s so quick.

Plus, it’s a great way to get those greens into a low carb diet.

This will be a short and sweet little post because this naturally low carb side dish is seriously super easy to make.

Low carb creamed spinach served

🥘Creamed Spinach Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Baby spinach *Frozen (easiest) – or fresh and chopped; about 16 cups

I really prefer to use frozen spinach in this dish and keep the nice, fresh spinach for salads and omelettes.

Substitutes:

I have never tried this recipe with kale, mostly because I’m not super in love kale. But I bet it would work just fine if you want to sub it for the spinach.

Speaking of the spinach, it doesn’t have to be baby spinach. But it is tender…mmmm.

  • Heavy cream

You can substitute the heavy cream for any type of milk you want to use. I think broth or wine would work fine as well. But I would add only 1 oz, instead of two.

  • Cream cheese cut into small pieces
  • Garlic * dried or fresh minced

To taste.

This a “to taste” ingredient and can be subbed fro red pepper flakes if you want a little zip.

  • Parmesan cheese optional, for topping

👩‍🍳How to make the Creamed Spinach:

This low carb creamed spinach recipe is naturally low carb…so any of your non-low-carb family will love it. Well, if they like spinach that is.

  • Heat butter in a sauté pan or wok over medium.
  • Add spinach and sauté for 2 to 4 minutes, until warmed.

No need to thaw frozen spinach if that is the way you chose to go. It will thaw in the pan.

  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until the cream cheese melts and the sauce thickens.
  • Serve hot or store in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Tips & FAQ’s:

Can I make the low carb creamed spinach ahead of time?

Sure. Just reheat on the stove or in the microwave. It can last in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Can I freeze the creamed spinach?

I think you could freeze it but it’s so quick to make that it might just be easier to make it fresh when you want it.

What kind of meal pairs well with the creamed spinach?

That’s all for the Low Carb Creamed Spinach Recipe!

See, I told you it would be quick…and this recipe is even faster to make.

As always, I hope you enjoy this dish and that it makes your life easier.

We all know the spice of the Low Carb WOE is to keep it interesting and keep trying new foods right? Well, it is for us anyway.

Ta ta for now and drop a line in the comments if you have questions or just want to say hey!

Brandy

Low Carb Creamed Spinach FI

Low Carb Creamed Spinach

Brandy
This low carb side dish is a tasty way to get those greens into your diet. It's super easy and quick to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, German
Servings 4 servings
Calories 248 kcal

Equipment

Sauce Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 10 oz Baby spinach *Frozen (easiest) – or fresh and chopped; about 16 cups
  • 2 oz Heavy cream
  • 3 oz Cream cheese cut into small pieces
  • ¼ tsp Garlic * dried or 1/2 tsp fresh minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 3 oz Parmesan cheese optional, for topping

Instructions
 

  • Heat butter in a saute pan or wok over medium.
  • Add spinach and saute for 2 to 4 minutes, until warmed.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until the cream cheese melt and the sauce thickens.
  • Serve hot or store in the fridge for 4-5 days.
    Low carb creamed spinach served

Notes

This recipe makes four servings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 recipeCalories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 11gFat: 21gSodium: 641mgFiber: 2gNet Carbs: 3gFat Ratio per Serving: 76.21%Protein Ratio per Serving: 17.74%Carb Ratio per Serving: 4.84%
Keyword 10 minute side dish
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