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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


  • 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


  • 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.



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