Creamed spinach is easily made in 15 minuets with this creamy, rich and ultimate spinach side dish recipe. Natural fresh ingredients makes the best dishes and you can be sure that you will get all of the health benefits of spinach in a side. Rich, creamy, cheesy and SO delicious, creamed spinach may just make a spinach lover out of you! While the steakhouse version is also listed below, try out this classic creamed spinach recipe first - its just that good!Gone are the days of spinach in a can- this creamy spinach side dish will have your kids begging for more please! Delicious spinach side dish made with Parmesan Cheese and Cream Cheese, for an unforgettable meal.
Put 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil in a pan and heat up with white onions and minced garlic.
Sauté garlic and onions together for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, till fragrant and cooked.
Add thawed and drained spinach to cast iron pan and stir to combine all ingredients.
Continue to heat on Medium heat, with lid on top of pan, for about 6 minutes - stirring everything together occasionally to avoid burning.
Tear up creamed cheese into a few separate, smaller pieces and place around pan.
Add 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, grated Parmesan cheese, sugar, salt, and pepper.
Stir all ingredients together.
Continue to heat while cream cheese melts, stirring as it goes to remove any lumps left in pan. This process takes about 5-7 minutes.
Remove creamed spinach from pan and serve while hot and melty.
Is Creamed Spinach Keto?
Yes, creamed spinach is both low carb and keto friendly.
What is the best topping?
I like to add French's green onions to creamed spinach for a bit of crunch. Note that adding this topping is NOT keto.
Can fresh spinach be used over frozen?
Creamed spinach CAN be made with fresh spinach over frozen as well.
Remove stems and chop down any excessively large leaves of spinach Add a bit of butter into the pan and then cook spinach down, which takes about 3-4 minutes. Proceed with the rest of the recipe as is. It would take about 2 pounds of fresh spinach to reach the same 24 oz. of frozen spinach quantity. These measurements are approximate.
How to make Morton's Creamed Spinach
There is no doubt that the famous Morton's Steakhouse has the most well known spinach. The main difference is that Morton's adds 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese (melted in the pan) and 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg spice. Add the mozzarella at the same time as the cream cheese.
How to thin creamed spinach
Occasionally liquids burn off too quickly. If that happens, just add a bit more heavy whipping cream in small increments.