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Creamed Spinach {Low-Carb and Vegetarian}


This keto-friendly creamed spinach recipe makes for a great side that will fall into an ideal 75/20/5 percent macro-range when paired with a high-fat, high-protein entrée such as our prime rib or Parmesan-encrusted halibut recipe. And because it's so easy to make, it's a great go-to option when you're short on time!

This recipe is: keto-friendly, low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian-friendly, no added sugar


Other keto-friendly sides you may like: Buffalo Chicken Dip and Cucumber Salad.

New to a vegetarian keto diet? Check out our Guide to a Successful Vegetarian Keto Diet Plan.

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 ounces fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet at medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and stir continuously for about 2-3 minutes until soft. Add spinach a handful at a time and cook until wilted down. Put spinach in a fine mesh strainer and squeeze out the liquid.
  2. Return spinach to pan, season with salt and pepper and add heavy cream. Cook down until cream starts to bubble.
  3. Mix in cream cheese until it melts all the way through and the mixture is thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and serve.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4

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Nutrition Info

Ideal Ratio Recipe Ratio
69% Fat
13% Protein
18% Carbs

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