Appetizer

Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe

Rating 5.0
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ingredients
9
steps
8
time
30m
This thick and flavorful keto creamed spinach is loaded with bacon, mushrooms and caramelized onions. Incredibly creamy and rich, it is a perfect side dish to any keto meal.
time
30m
ingredients
9
yield
4 servings
Servings:
4
1 cup(s)
bacon, chopped
1/2 cup(s)
onions, diced
1 lb
mushrooms, sliced
16 oz
heavy cream
1/4 tsp
freshly ground nutmeg
1 tblsp
keto-approved sugar, optional
1 tsp
salt
1 tblsp
chicken base
cornstarch slurry, as needed (see below)
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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, sauté the bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from the pan and set aside. 

Step 2

Add the diced onions to the pan and cook until caramelized. 

Step 3

Add the mushrooms and sauté until cooked. 

Step 4

Stir in spinach and cook until just wilted. Remove mixture from the pan and set aside with the bacon.

Step 5

Make the béchamel. In a pot, bring the heavy cream, nutmeg, sugar (if using), salt and chicken base to a simmer. Once the mixture reaches a simmer, add the cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce until it coats the back of the spoon.

Step 6

Fold in the bacon, onions, mushrooms and spinach into the béchamel sauce. 

Step 7

Transfer mixture into a baking dish and bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 350°F.

Step 8

Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Notes:

  • For the cornstarch slurry:
    • A cornstarch slurry is a mixture of equal parts cornstarch and cold water used to thicken liquids. 
      • Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of cold water until smooth.
      • Whisk in a tablespoon of slurry to the simmering sauce. Bring it to a boil and simmer for a minute to thicken. 
      • If a thicker sauce is desired, add another tablespoon of the slurry and repeat it again.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
569
FAT
54.3 g
PROTEIN
9.8 g
CARBS
13.9 g
Chef Robert
Chef Robert is a certified Chef de Cuisine, registered dietitian and published cookbook author who enjoys creating epicurean delights with his wife in their Denver-area residence. He believes it is important for professional and home chefs alike to understand the chemical reactions in cooking. Join Chef Robert to explore the endless possibilities of artistry and science!

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