Low-Carb Creamed Spinach

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Creamed spinach is the perfect low-carb side to go with pork chops, roast chicken or fish. This recipe is one of my favourite sides. I even included it as part of a complete meal in my upcoming Beginner's KetoDiet Cookbook that will be out in April 2018 and is available to preorder!

Spinach is not just low in carbs - it's one of the most nutrient-dense keto foods you can have. It's a great source of vital nutrients such as magnesium, potassium and vitamin A. Also, spinach contains compounds that induce satiety and suppress hunger so you will feel full for longer. Both taste wise and diet wise, this side is a win-win.

To see how easy it is to make it, check out this quick video recipe by our talented recipe developer Lauren!

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Nutritional values (per serving)

3.7 grams 4.4 grams 10.9 grams 20.5 grams 13.3 grams 248 calories
Total Carbs8.2grams
Fiber4.4grams
Net Carbs3.7grams
Protein10.9grams
Fat20.5grams
of which Saturated13.3grams
Calories248kcal
Magnesium163mg (41% RDA)
Potassium1,133mg (57% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6%), protein (18%), fat (76%)

Ingredients (makes 3 servings)

  • 600 g fresh spinach (1.3 lb)
  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese (80 g/ 2.8 oz)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan (30 g/ 1.1 oz)

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch the spinach for 30 to 60 seconds. Immediately plunge the spinach into a bowl filled with ice water. Low-Carb Creamed Spinach
  2. Drain well, pat dry, and set aside. Low-Carb Creamed Spinach
  3. Place the butter and mascarpone in a saucepan, and add the blanched spinach and combine. Low-Carb Creamed Spinach
  4. Add salt, pepper to taste and nutmeg. Gently heat until it begins to simmer. Low-Carb Creamed Spinach
  5. Then mix in the Parmesan. Low-Carb Creamed Spinach
  6. Serve topped with more grated Parmesan. Optionally, you can place under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, until crisp and lightly golden. Serve immediately or let it cool down and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Low-Carb Creamed Spinach
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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I have so enjoyed your recipes! Simple and darn nigh fool proof.
With gratitude,
Elizabeth

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Thank you so much!

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I'm trying to give up meat. I have 2 of your books. Can i swap the meat for quorn, will the meal still be considered keto if I do so?
Thanks

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Hi Toni, you can follow a keto vegetarian diet - here's more information: Vegetarian Diet and Keto - Can These Two Work Together?
Based on the list of ingredients, I would personally avoid Quorn.

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where is the bread recipe the email teased me with?

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Hi Ken, could it be this one? 😊 Keto Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Burgers I did check the links in the last email and they all seemed fine.

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I'm not that into spinach, but this recipe made me curious to try it! It's hard to say no to a good low-carb meal ;)

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I love this. Next time I will put this in a Pyrex dish and broil the top.

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I can't wait to try this recipe!  Just wondering--can cream cheese be used instead of mascarpone?

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Absolutely! Full-fat cream cheese will work just fine 😊

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I dislike prepared spinach (like it fresh in salad)...but trust your recipes so I'm willing to try it tonight (I know spinach is super healthy). Just small question: Can I cool it down and leave a portion for next day? Or similar to omelettes is better to eat it immediately?

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Hi Ewelina, I do think that this recipe is one of the best options if you don't particularly like greens or spinach as the Parmesan & creamy mascarpone make a big difference taste wise. Yes, thank you - I did not mention storage so I'll add it. You can keep it in the fridge for 3 days. I hope you like it 😊

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Ok, I tried it and..it was ok. (Remember I dislike spinach cooked). However, I have a strong recommendation to everyone: sprinkle it with crumbled feta. Takes spinach to next level 😊
And one more aspect, I note everything when cooking in MyFitnessPal and maybe I used different brands (I do grocery in Aldi) but my serving came as 328kcal/5g carbs/28g fat/12g protein.It's without this feta I mentioned above.

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Fabulous addition! My partner always says that feta goes with everything... he has a point 😊
When it comes to the nutrition facts, it could be just different brands but it could also be mfp. This and other apps use crowdsourcing to collect their data and they are quite unreliable. Here's more about our database and what we do to prevent inaccuracies: Barcode Scanning is Now Available in KetoDiet!

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