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Easy Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Chef Danielle Miele , On February 24, 2023

This Quick and Easy Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe is a Wonderful Concoction of Sweet white Onion, Savory Spinach and Luscious Cream that Puts Your Body in a State of Ketosis.

There’s no way around it. Spinach is a stellar green vegetable, packed with macrominerals such as magnesium and essential vitamins. This nutritious ingredient is so easy to prepare, making it a wonderful entree item when cooked with eggs as in a quiche or omelette, an absolutely delicious standout when made into a pie as in Greek Spanikopita. Keto creamed spinach is a star side dish for BBQ such as a BBQ beef brisket, classic Southern fare or your favorite pan seared ribeye steak. This recipe is wonderful for cooking at home. The most time-consuming step is defrosting the spinach. Enjoy this hearty, luscious recipe as part of your weekly keto meal prep for weight loss.

Ingredients for this easy Keto Creamed Spinach:

Ingredients for Spinach

Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 9oz package of frozen chopped spinach, defrosted

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp butter

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp freshly cracked pepper

  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 C cream

  • 1/2 C grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions for cooking this Easy Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe:

  1. Defrost the spinach draining off any extra liquid. Place in a clean kitchen towel and wring tight to extract any remaining water. Set aside.

  2. Finely chop the shallot (minced red onion can also be substituted) and the garlic.

  3. Melt the butter and olive oil together in a medium sized sauté pan or sauce pan.

    Melt the butter

    Melt the butter in a pan and let brown.

  4. Add the minced onion, sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté until slightly wilted.

    Add the minced onion to the pan

    Add the minced white onion to the pan.

  5. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.

  6. Add the spinach and stir to combine, sprinkling with the remaining salt. Cook until heated through.

    Add the spinach to the pan

    Toss in a thin layer of spinach and cook on medium.

  7. Add the cream, parmesan cheese and nutmeg. Allow to simmer, stirring frequently, until the spinach is nestled into the luscious sauce and the sauce thickens. Finish with the lemon juice. Stir well and serve immediately.

    Add the cream the pan

    Toss in 1/2 cup of cream and 1/4tsp of ground nutmeg.

  8. Serve this keto creamed spinach recipe with a pan seared branzino recipe or a protein of choice for a luscious and delectable keto meal.

Note: Another way to serve this wonderful keto creamed spinach recipe concoction for when you have more time, is to place it in a shallow baking dish, sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese or even some shredded mozzarella. Bake and finish under the broiler for a wonderful cheesy keto topping.

Chef Danielle Miele

Chef Miele started in the industry as a chef's assistant back in the early 1990s at a New England style seafood shack. After several stints in the industry she earned a formal chef's degree with honors from Le Cordon Bleu. When she is not cooking for her husband and teenage son, she enjoys researching techniques and ingredients from different cultures, with a focus on enhanced flavor and nutrition.