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easy healthy low carb keto creamed spinach recipe in a serving pan
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5 from 8 votes

Keto Creamed Spinach

This keto creamed spinach is a rich and creamy low-carb side dish! This creamy dip is gluten-free, kid-friendly, and easy to make too! Spinach, garlic, cream cheese, and parmesan combine to create a decadent side in only 15 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Anjali Shah


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 oz fresh baby spinach leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese, room temperature & diced can use up to 3 tbsp
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  • In a large pan sauté the butter and onion, cook until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
  • Add the spinach leaves and sauté until wilted.
  • Add the cream and bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes until cream starts to thicken.
  • Add the cream cheese and grated parmesan cheese, stir to incorporate and continue to cook until sauce starts to thicken.
  • Add seasonings and adjust to taste.




  • Adjust the thickness by adding more or less cream cheese - you don't need flour or an additional thickening agent!
  • To add additional flavor try adding ½ tsp ground nutmeg.
  • Use baby spinach for the best texture and flavor.
  • If you choose to use frozen spinach, be sure to let it thaw and squeeze out the extra water. The extra liquid will make the dish runny instead of creamy.
  • While frozen spinach can be used, raw spinach has a superior flavor!


Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g