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Easy Keto Low-Carb Instant Pot Garlic Creamed Spinach

Easy Keto Low-Carb Instant Pot Garlic Creamed Spinach is the best quick recipe using frozen, chopped spinach, cream cheese, and sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt). This 5-minute recipe makes the perfect side dish for weeknight dinners or even holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas!

keto low carb creamed spinach in a white bowl

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

I typically order creamed spinach as a side dish when I am dining out at “fancy” steakhouses. I have even seen Martha Stewart’s recipe for Creamed Spinach. I have been making my own for years and it’s time I tried it out in my Instant Pot to save time.

ingredients for keto low carb creamed spinach in a white bowl

How Do You Make The Best Creamed Spinach? How Do You Make Creamed Spinach From Scratch?

The best creamed spinach uses frozen or fresh spinach, garlic, onions, cream cheese, sour cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Top it with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Saute your garlic and onions first. Then add all of the ingredients (except the cheese to the Instant Pot). When the spinach has finished cooking stir in the cheese.

frozen chopped spinach in a bag


chopped onions and garlic in an instant pot
creamed spinach in an instant pot
cooked creamed spinach in an instant pot

Is Creamed Spinach Healthy For You?

This recipe is low in carbs and is great for keto, low-carb, and sugar free lifestyles.

keto low carb creamed spinach in a white bowl

Can You Make Creamed Spinach with Sour Cream?

Absolutely! In fact, I use it in this recipe! You can also substitute plain Greek yogurt.

keto low carb creamed spinach in a white bowl

How Do You Make Creamed Spinach Without Cream?

This recipe does not use any cream or milk, but I do use cream cheese and parmesan. If you are looking for dairy-free, you may not want creamed spinach or you can use dairy-free alternatives for those ingredients.

a spoonful of keto low carb creamed spinach in a white bowl
a spoonful of keto low carb creamed spinach in a white bowl

How Do You Make German Creamed Spinach?

German Creamed Spinach is very similar and is paired with German meat dishes. Check out a recipe here.

You can also pair this with my Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole.

keto low carb creamed spinach in a white bowl
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Easy Keto Low-Carb Instant Pot Garlic Creamed Spinach

Easy Keto Low-Carb Instant Pot Garlic Creamed Spinach is the best quick recipe using frozen chopped spinach, cream cheese, and sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt). This 5-minute recipe makes the perfect side dish for weeknight dinners or even holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas!
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot creamed spinach, keto creamed spinach, low carb creamed spinach
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Instant Pot come to pressure 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 309kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 16 oz frozen chopped spinach I prefer to use the frozen spinach that comes in a bag instead of the boxed frozen spinach.
  • 1/2 cup broth I used chicken broth
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Note: I prefer to use frozen chopped spinach that comes in a bag because it isn’t frozen in a block like the frozen spinach that comes in a box. If you use block frozen spinach, I recommend you defrost and drain the water first. If you don’t, the recipe will likely turn out soupy because of the excess water.
    You can also use an equal amount of fresh spinach if you wish. The cook time will remain the same.
  • Place the Instant Pot on the saute function. 
  • Add the olive oil, garlic, and onions to the pot.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions become fragrant and translucent. 
  • Add the frozen chopped spinach, cream cheese, chicken broth, and sour cream (or Greek yogurt) to the pot.
  • Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Cook for 5 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure Cooking.
  • When the pot indicates it has finished, quick release the steam.
  • Open the lid and add the parmesan cheese. Continue to stir until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve.

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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 23g
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Recipe Rating




Nicole

Sunday 15th of May 2022

How would I make this in a slow cooker?

staysnatched

Tuesday 17th of May 2022

I haven’t tried it. I would add the ingredients, cook it on Low and watch it for cook time.

Evelyn

Tuesday 13th of July 2021

I hate to say that every time I’ve tried this recipe it burns in the Insta pot! I end up putting it on the stove. I want to know how nobody burns their’s. I sauté everything then add the broth to the glaze it so nothing is stuck to the bottom first please help me I don’t wanna do this on the stove top .

staysnatched

Tuesday 13th of July 2021

Mine never burns using frozen spinach. If you’re following the recipe exactly and still getting a burn, check out my stovetop recipe.

Marsha Patrick

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Made this to accompany a rib-eye steak, shrimp, and lobster tail for my husbands birthday dinner (covid so have to improvise!) It was deliciousness! Definitely up there with our favorite from Ruth's Chris. Brandi's recipes do not fail me. Ever!

staysnatched

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

So glad to hear it. What a great pairing.

Shanna Hanson

Thursday 14th of January 2021

I just made this for the first time and can't get enough! I will definitely make this again! Used 16 oz fresh baby spinach.

staysnatched

Friday 15th of January 2021

Wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe.

dana

Thursday 10th of December 2020

fabulous! one of my favorite dishes, anyway, but this was fast and easy and -honestly- i could probably eat it every day. I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes! (and i love the "Stay Snatched" name. best of luck to you, and thanks again!)

staysnatched

Friday 11th of December 2020

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe!