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Whether you’re looking for an appetizer to bring to a party or having a quiet night at home, this creamed spinach is the perfect dish to pair along with a low carb chip substitute such as cheese chips, radish chips or cucumber chips. Not only can it be a small dip dish, but you can make it into a larger dish to serve as the perfect side to your protein at your next dinner.

So what makes this creamed spinach the perfect dish to add to any meal? Its main ingredients pack some serious nutritional value that are guaranteed to leave you feeling full. Some of the key components of this dish include grass-fed butter, cream cheese, garlic, and of course, spinach.

Although spinach can be looked over when it comes to greens, it’s one of the most nutrient-packed foods you can eat. In fact, just one cup of spinach contains 145 mg of vitamin K, 141 mg of vitamin A, 58 mg of folate, 24 mg of magnesium, 30 mg of calcium and 167 mg of potassium. It contains all of this while only coming to a total of seven calories with the macronutrients of one gram of protein and one gram of fiber per cup.

Yep, that’s all.

In spinach, you also get 18 amino acids, including serine, alanine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, cystine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, valine, arginine, histidine, tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, and methionine.

All of these factors are important to consider when looking for that perfect low carb or ketogenic recipe. This creamed spinach yields a total of about five net carbs and 35 grams of fat, making it an amazing low carb alternative to potatoes or pasta in classical dishes you want to try.

With all of these healthy fats and good flavor, you’ll never feel like you’re depriving yourself of your favorite foods. Try this creamed spinach recipe or another low carb friendly recipe to make sure you maintain ketosis and stick to your macro goals for the day.


Deliciously Perfect Keto Creamed Spinach

Keto Creamed Spinach

This creamed spinach using cream cheese, grass-fed butter, garlic, and spinach is a great low carb alternative to regular potato or pasta sides.

  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Sides
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 4 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 10 oz packages frozen spinach, thawed, drained
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. In a medium pan, over medium heat, saute 3 tbsp butter and minced garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add spinach and allow to cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. In a small pot, over medium heat, melt together remaining 1 tbsp butter, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, heavy whipping cream, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour cream sauce over spinach and mix together.
  4. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 367
  • Fat: 35.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.8g (Net Carbs: 5.6g)
  • Protein: 10.4g

Keywords: Perfect Keto Creamed Spinach


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Responses (11)

  1. I thought it was great. I am not a fan of spinach, but this was good! I only had one 10 oz. pack of spinach, so I halved the recipe. Turned out great.

  2. Great recipe. Thank you! I didn’t have any parmesan cheese on hand, so I left it out and added some red pepper flakes and a bit of freshly grated nutmeg. Excellent. If using fresh spinach, one big box of baby spinach will work if you halve this recipe.

  3. Delish!! I didn’t have fresh parmesan cheese so I used the dry parmesan. If you use the dry, reduce salt. Other than that this recipe was delicious. My family loved it!

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