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Keto Creamed Spinach

Prepare to fall in love with the creaminess of this Creamed Spinach Keto Recipe. It works just as well as a side for steak night as it does on your holiday table.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holidays
Servings: 8
Calories: 258.26kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 16 ounces chopped baby spinach or frozen spinach
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Stove Top

  • Melt the butter in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the spinach in batches, moving it around with a spatula and allowing it to wilt before adding the next batch.
  • Add the heavy cream and cream cheese. Bring to a simmer and then reduce the heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and place under the broiler until the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.

Instant Pot

  • Set the instant pot to saute. Melt the butter and then add the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, and add the spinach if you are using fresh. Cook until the spinach wilts.
  • Add the heavy cream, cream cheese, salt, and pepper. Set your Instant Pot to Manual > High. Cook for 5 minutes, and then do a quick release.
  • Add the parmesan cheese and place the lid back on the instant pot until the cheese melts.


Calories: 258.26kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.16g | Protein: 7.79g | Fat: 24.2g | Saturated Fat: 14.75g | Cholesterol: 78.7mg | Sodium: 282.3mg | Potassium: 368.99mg | Fiber: 1.25g | Sugar: 0.74g | Vitamin A: 6182.16IU | Vitamin C: 16.42mg | Calcium: 228.03mg | Iron: 1.69mg