Keto Romano Creamed Spinach

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    18 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    23 min

Keto Romano Creamed Spinach

This is one of those recipes that reminds you of how great the Keto diet really is. Serve the romano creamed spinach at your dinner table within the spread of dishes and everyone will be none of the wiser it’s part of your diet. Having trouble getting your kids to eat their greens? This recipe will fix that issue! Perfectly tender spinach stews in a thick, creamy mixture of butter, garlic, and cheeses. Grating from a fresh block of romano cheese will turn this into a dish that is asked for over and over again by anyone you serve it to. Include this recipe in your meal prepping. Simply make in large batches and easily reheat it in your microwave for meal time.

Eating Keto During The Holidays

The stereotype is the holidays are always a nightmare for anyone on a diet. With the Keto diet, many holiday-themed foods fit right in! This also includes comfort food or nostalgic foods. Why? Many holiday dishes are high in fats and feature protein. The side dishes that are higher in carbs are almost always optional! That’s why this romano creamed spinach recipe fits right in. You can easily sub in holiday side dishes with Keto recipes and still enjoy your favorite family meals.

There’s Room To Get Creative

This Keto side dish recipe is so simple, there’s plenty of room to improvise or play around with new flavors. If you don’t have romano cheese on hand, regular parmesan works absolutely fine. This is one of those recipes where it actually makes sense to use “the good cheese”, so have fun picking your favorite hard cheese at the grocery store to add richness in flavor! You may not want to add too many additional spices to this dish so the cheese flavor isn’t overpowered, but a pinch of crushed red pepper or a dried herb can add new depth. If you don’t want to eat the creamed spinach alone as a side, try using it as a snack! Make one of Carb Manager’s cracker or chip recipes to dip into the creamed spinach as an appetizer.

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    2.8 g

  • Fiber

    1.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    4.2 g

  • Protein

    3.9 g

  • Fats

    15.8 g

168 cals

Keto Romano Creamed Spinach

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  • Spinach


    4 ounce

  • Unsalted Butter

    Unsalted Butter

    1 tablespoon

  • Garlic


    1 teaspoon

  • Cream Cheese

    Cream Cheese

    1 ounce

  • Cream Heavy Whipping

    Cream Heavy Whipping

    3 tbsp

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Romano Cheese

    Romano Cheese

    1 tablespoon, grated

Recipe Steps

steps 3

23 min

  • Step 1

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, stir in your spinach. Boil the spinach for 2-3 minutes, until the leaves turn bright green. Then, drain the water. Transfer the spinach with a pair of tongs or a slotted spoon to an ice bath. Let the leaves fully cool before continuing.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Drain the ice bath as much as possible. The spinach will have retained a lot of excess water, but this is okay. Melt the butter with the garlic in a pan over low heat. Use your tongs again to transfer the spinach to the melted butter. Turn the heat up so the spinach gets hot and the excess water begins to evaporate. Slowly stir in the cream cheese until it has melted. Continue simmering until a thickened, pale green sauce comes together.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Stir in the cream and black pepper. Over low heat, continually stir the creamed spinach until the sauce thickens - about 3 minutes. Take the pan off the heat. Fold in freshly grated romano cheese until it melts. Serve the creamed spinach hot with any extra garnishes at your discretion. This may include romano cheese shavings, a sprinkle of red pepper, or fresh herbs.
    Step 3

Comments 6

  • Mcchrissy8

    Mcchrissy8 a year ago

    I loved this!

    • PropitiousCauliflower369044

      PropitiousCauliflower369044 3 years ago

      Very tasty! Questioning the amounts though as I made the recipe for 4 servings and it really yielded 2 because if how much the spinach cooks down.

      • Bett1946

        Bett1946 a year ago

        I used 10 ounces spinach and 6 tablespoon each of cream cheese, heavy cream and Romano cheese for 4 servings

    • Livin’&Luvin’

      Livin’&Luvin’ 3 years ago

      So easy and delicious! 💚

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous 3 years ago

        Very delicious

        • Anonymous

          Anonymous 3 years ago

          This was delicious