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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

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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.

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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!
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




LaKenya

Sunday 25th of October 2020

This creamed spinach is definitely a winner!! I did it exactly how you instructed and baby when I tell you it’s the bomb!! Your recipes never fail me! Thank you Brandi??

staysnatched

Monday 26th of October 2020

You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Keri

Thursday 9th of July 2020

Made this tonight! So good! I let it sit outside the hot instant pot for 15 mins while our chicken finished cooking and it firmed right up! Used the frozen bagged spin Ian like suggested and it was perfect. Will make this again and again!

staysnatched

Sunday 12th of July 2020

This is one of my favorite side dishes!

Felicia

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

I made this for the first time for my meal prep this week (Order her big Boss Boss Meal Prep guide ASAP!) . OMG! Amazing! So good and perfectly paired w/ her salmon! Instructions are simple, prep is quick and the food is so flavorful! Thanks for the consistently great content. *** I'd advise to squeeze excess liquid from thawed spinach to minimize liquid, but still awesome!

staysnatched

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Jordan

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

I’ve tried 1000 different creamed spinach recipes. This is the only one I can follow from start to finish without altering anything. I had to use creamed spinach because the grocery store was sold out of frozen spinach. This was the very best creamed spinach recipe ever! Everyone loved it.

staysnatched

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

Glad everyone enjoyed it!

Jordan

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

I’ve tried 1000 different creamed spinach recipes. This is the ONLY one I can follow from start to finish without altering anything. Had to use fresh spinach because the grocery store was sold out of frozen but I followed everything else. This was sooo good.