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I am obsessed with creamed spinach. It is sort of like shrimp and grits. If creamed spinach is on a menu, I am ordering it. The downside of creamed spinach is it is made with roux, butter and flour, to create the cream sauce base. I have developed my gluten-free keto creamed spinach recipe to enjoy my favorite side dish from home.
Keto Creamed Spinach is a simple gluten-free creamed spinach recipe combining steamed spinach, butter, heavy whipping cream, and mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Quickly made on the stove top and browned under the broiler it is also perfect for a busy weeknight too.
The simplicity of the recipes is what gives this keto creamed spinach recipe so much flavor.
In a saucepan or small dutch oven, melt the butter and add diced onions and minced garlic to the pan. As the onion and garlic begin to brown, steam the fresh spinach. A microwave steamer works great for steaming spinach.
When the onions and garlic brown add the cream to the pan. Stir to combine before adding the steamed spinach to the pan. Bring the combination to a scald.
Stir the steamed spinach, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese into the milk and onion mixture. Use a generous amount of pepper at this point as well. Stir to combine and continue stirring until the cheese is completely melted.
When the mozzarella has melted completely, top the keto creamed spinach with more shredded parmesan. Stick the pan under the oven broiler to brown the cheese and melt it. The additional caramelization to the cheese just enhances the low carb creamed spinach even more. It is amazing what a little time under a broiler can do for a dish.
Keto Creamed Spinach
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- 8 ounces fresh baby spinach, one bag
- 1/4 cup diced onions
- 2 cloves garlic, mined
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided
- salt and pepper
In a saucepan or small dutch oven, melt the tablespoon of butter and add onions and garlic to the pan. When the onions and garlic begin to brown and become translucent, add heavy whipping cream.
As the onions and garlic saute, steam the fresh spinach in a microwave steamer for three minutes. When done, squeeze the excess water from the spinach.
Continue to stir the cream and onion mixture as you add the steamed spinach and cheeses to the pan. Only use 1/4 cup of the parmesan in the spinach dish. Season with the salt and pepper.
When cheese is completely melted, add the remaining parmesan cheese to the top of the keto creamed spinach. Place pan under the oven broiler until cheese melts and browns.
Shared on Meal Plan Monday.