Keto Spinach Maria

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  • prep time

    prep time

    15 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    45 min

Keto Spinach Maria

7 ratings

This keto adaptation of spinach Maria uses cream cheese to create a rich and creamy sauce as opposed to thickening with flour.

This makes for a hearty and filling side dish perfect for Thanksgiving or alongside roasted meats.

  • Net Carbs

    5.1 g

  • Fiber

    4.9 g

  • Total Carbs

    10 g

  • Protein

    11.9 g

  • Fats

    15.9 g

217 cals

Keto Spinach Maria

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  • Spinach Frozen Chopped Or Leaf Unprepared

    Spinach Frozen Chopped Or Leaf Unprepared

    6 cup

  • Cream Cheese Spread

    Cream Cheese Spread

    5 ounce

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • White Onion

    White Onion

    1 medium - 2 1/2" diameter

  • Unsalted Butter

    Unsalted Butter

    1 tablespoon

  • Mustard


    1 teaspoon

  • Spices Nutmeg Ground

    Spices Nutmeg Ground

    ⅛ tsp

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    1 cup, grated

  • Salt, Sea Salt

    Salt, Sea Salt

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper, Ground

    Black Pepper, Ground

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 8

45 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2

    Set the frozen spinach aside to thaw, then drain away any excess liquid. Arrange the thawed spinach in an oven proof dish.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat and finely slice the garlic. Add the garlic to the pan along with the onion and sweat until tender.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Add the mustard and cream cheese and stir until the cheese has melted and you have a thick sauce.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Add the nutmeg and the cheddar and stir until the cheese has melted.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Remove the pan from the heat and pour the cheese sauce over the thawed spinach. Season with salt and pepper and stir well.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Scatter over the Monterey Jack cheese.
    Step 7
  • Step 8

    Bake for 15-18mins until bubbling and golden.
    Step 8

Comments 10

  • AmazingArugula406074

    AmazingArugula406074 2 months ago


    • PankajGarg

      PankajGarg 2 years ago

      Any alternative to cheddar cheese?

      • Kimmer

        Kimmer 3 years ago

        Oh my guuuhh it’s so freaking good, too. Probably the best keto recipe I’ve made yet. So creamy and delish. I diced up just a little bacon in it to give it a little texture. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

        • Sspitzsamo

          Sspitzsamo 4 years ago

          The ingredients do NOT include Monterey Jack Cheese. Confusing. AND the amount of spinach (I made it 2 servings) is MUCH too much for the amount of cheese that you pour over. I ended up having to take everything out of the oven, mixing it all by hand then because no Monterey Jack was listed and I have none, I had to use shredded mozzarella. I can only hope that now we're all stuck home because of COVID, I haven't wasted that precious spinach and the cheddar cheese.

          • Homeagaincf

            Homeagaincf 3 years ago

            so what is the additional breakdown for adding the Monterey jack topping?

        • MonicaD

          MonicaD 4 years ago

          Very yummy! I used fresh spinach!

          • lesculp7bc7

            lesculp7bc7 4 years ago

            Creamy and super yummy incredible Keto side!

            • Venancy18

              Venancy18 5 years ago

              So delicious!

              • josie0695

                josie0695 3 years ago

                Well, it would be helpful to have this recipe updated to provide details about the monterrey jack cheese 🙂

              • recipewriter

                recipewriter 5 years ago

                Thank you :)