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Keto Creamed Spinach

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
YIELD: 4 Generous Servings
KETO DIET PLANS: Classic Keto, Modified Keto, Modified Atkins, Low Glycemic Index, and MCT Oil

Keto Creamed Spinach

Keto Creamed Spinach is a decadent side dish that is naturally keto friendly. While the classic recipe calls for flour to thicken the sauce, flour is completely unnecessary. Heavy cream, butter, and a small dollop of cream cheese do an excellent job of creating a thick and rich cream sauce, delicious enough to entice anyone to try spinach! This will be a fantastic additional to your keto Thanksgiving menu. Try all of Thanksgiving recipes in our free eBook!

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3 Tablespoons (42 grams) butter
1 pound (454 grams) fresh baby spinach
2 Tablespoons (28 grams) cream cheese
1/2 cup (120 grams) 36% heavy cream
Salt, pepper, a tiny pinch of nutmeg


1In a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter.
2Add handfuls of the spinach to the butter and toss to coat. The spinach will quickly begin to wilt. Continue to add handfuls of the spinach and tossing until all of it is wilted. The spinach will give off a lot of it's own moisture.
3Using a silicone scraper, push the spinach to the sides of the pan. Add the heavy cream, cream cheese, and seasonings. Stir the sauce well until the cream cheese has melted. Mix the spinach into the cream sauce.
4Lightly simmer the creamed spinach until the sauce has thickened to your liking. This will take about 5 -7 minutes.
5Allow to cool slightly before serving. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.