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.
Can I Use Frozen Spinach?
Yes, you can swap fresh spinach with the same amount of frozen spinach! Simply let the spinach thaw and make sure to drain any excess water. Skip the blanching and follow the recipe from step 3.
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Serving size about 100 g/ 3.5 oz
Allergy information for Low-Carb Creamed Spinach
✔ Gluten free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, about 100 g/ 3.5 oz)
Net carbs3.7 grams
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 18%, fat 76%
Total carbs8.2 gramsFiber4.4 gramsSugars1.4 gramsSaturated fat13.2 gramsSodium377 mg(16% RDA)Magnesium163 mg(41% RDA)Potassium1,133 mg(57% EMR)
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)
- sea salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan or other Italian hard cheese (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
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