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 included 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)
|of which Saturated||13.3||grams|
|Magnesium||163||mg (41% RDA)|
|Potassium||1,133||mg (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)
- ⅓ cup mascarpone cheese (80 g/ 2.8 oz)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ⅓ cup grated Parmesan (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
- 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.
- Drain well, pat dry, and set aside.
- Place the butter and mascarpone in a saucepan, and add the blanched spinach and combine.
- Add salt, pepper to taste and nutmeg. Gently heat until it begins to simmer.
- Then mix in the Parmesan.
- 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.
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