“Umm, this is REALLY GOOD” – Mr. FFF
Yep, folks, we have a winner! This leafy green little side dish has been requested time and time again from the veggie hating husband which means I am feeling like a pretty successful wife right now!
BUT NOW THAT I HAVE? I never want spinach any other way in all the future times that I eat spinach in my life. NOT AN EXAGGERATION.
But, here’s a question that may be on your mind when it comes to spinach and incorporating it into your daily meals.
Is Spinach Keto?
That would be a definite YES! Dark, leafy greens like spinach are SO important for our overall well being, especially our skin, hair, and bone health. It provides essential protein, iron, vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to thrive. This fabulous superfood is not only high in nutrients, but it is also low carb, making it a valuable food to incorporate into your meals if you are eating Keto.
You guys know that I am definitely not keto and personally believe that you should eat ALL FOODS, but I know some of you are still on the “keto train”
Creamed Spinach Recipe Keto Ingredients
The ingredients list for this recipe brings flavor and that cozy festive feeling as Thanksgiving approaches. Combining this leafy green with the richness of cream cheese is sure to please in this delicious side dish- spinach NEVER tasted better!
- Olive Oil
- Baby Spinach
- Butter (dairy free will also work)
- Cream Cheese (dairy free can be subsituted)
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
How to Make Keto Creamed Spinach
Now that we’ve gathered our ingredients, let’s go ahead and put together the casserole. One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it tastes so fancy, but in reality, it comes together in just a few easy steps. Easy AND delicious? You really can’t go wrong!
Prepare the Spinach
Heat up your oil in a very large pan on medium heat. Cook the spinach until wilted, then toss it in a colander to drain and set aside.
Melt the butter on medium heat. Add in the onions and garlic and allow them to cook until golden in color. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes.
Add in the cream cheese, almond milk, nutmeg and salt and whisk until the cheese is melted completely and the mixture is smooth. Your mixture should look ooey, gooey, and downright delicious. Cook until thickened slightly, about 2-3 minutes.
Finish it off
You will want to make sure to squeeze out as much remaining water as possible out of the spinach. Next, stir the spinach into the pan until it’s well coated in the cheesy sauce. Serve it up as a side dish and enjoy your Keto Spinach Casserole!
How to Make it Dairy Free
Drooling over this Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe but need it to be dairy free? I’ve got you covered! It’s as simple as this:
Butter: dairy free butter can be substituted in this recipe and it will work just as well!
Cream Cheese: dairy free cream cheese will also work great in this recipe. That creaminess you’re hoping for will still be there!
Now that you have your hot and ready keto creamed spinach, it’s time to pair it with some other delicious foods to make it a meal! I recommend serving your spinach alongside some keto chicken casserole, or perhaps some keno philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers if you’re feeling extra! It’s an easy side that adds color and nutritional value to any meal.
How to store Creamed Spinach
If you have leftovers of your spinach, or made extra for easy side dishes throughout the week, it’s time to store it! I recommend spooning the spinach into an airtight container and then placing it in the fridge. It will last up to 3-5 days when refrigerated.
Other Low Carb Thanksgiving Sides
This recipe is one of my favorite ways to get in my leafy greens! On the hunt for more Thanksgiving side dishes like this Keto Cream Spinach to serve to your guests this Thanksgiving? Some of my favorites are:
- Keto Friendly Green Bean Casserole
- Keto Low Carb Riced Cauliflower Stuffing
- Cauliflower Low Carb Paleo Vegan Stuffing
- Easy Cheesy Broccoli Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
Other Healthy Side Dishes
Low Carb Keto Creamed Spinach
- 2 tsp Olive oil
- 1 Lb Baby spinach
- 2 Tbsp Butter (Dairy free works)
- 2/3 Cup Onion, diced
- 2 tsp Garlic, minced
- 4 Oz Full fat cream cheese (dairy free works too)
- 1/2 Cup Unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Salt
Heat the oil in a VERY large pan on medium heat. Cook the spinach until nice and wilted and then transfer to a colander to drain.
Heat the butter on medium heat. Add in the onion and garlic and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
Add in the cream cheese, almond milk, nutmeg and salt and whisk until the creamy cheese is smooth and melted. Cook, stirring frequently, until lightly thickened, but 2-3 minutes.
Squeeze out as much water from the spinach as possible and then stir it into the pan until well coated.
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
Calories from Fat 167
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS: 6 POINTS+: 6 OLD POINTS: 5
(per 1/4 of the recipe)
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