Best Easy Creamed Spinach

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The Best Easy Creamed Spinach Recipe – creamy, garlic and parmesan creamed spinach from scratch for a delicious hearty keto side dish!

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I love rich, delicious, and hearty creamed spinach – it is the perfect side dish to tuck into on a holiday!

While you can buy creamed spinach from the store, this homemade creamed spinach is super easy, and tastes a million times better than the frozen or pre-prepped store kinds.

This creamed spinach recipe is entirely from scratch – and is perfect for a keto Thanksgiving recipe, since it is naturally low carb and gluten free.

I hope you love this creamed spinach as much as I do!

If you’re looking for other Thanksgiving dishes that are easy and low-carb, please check out my favorites: Instant Pot Roasted Turkey, Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts, Perfect Pan Fried Mushrooms, garlic parmesan roasted asparagus, and bacon wrapped scallops!

I have get a lot of questions on my recipes and I have readers of all abilities and comfort in the kitchen on my site – so I try to provide them with lots of information.

If you’d like to skip over this and get straight to the recipe, please scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find the easy printable recipe.

creamed green spinach in a white bowl

How To Wilt Spinach

One of the reasons I like to make creamed spinach from scratch is all the flavor you get from freshly wilted spinach.

To wilt spinach quickly and easily from scratch, using fresh spinach, follow the tips below:

-Wilt spinach individually, in batches, in a large pot with a little water at the bottom of the pan to prevent it from sticking.

Work in batches to wilt all the spinach, tossing frequently so it wilts evenly.

-Boil spinach for 1 minute exactly, and then add to batch of ice water to prevent from overcooking.

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Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe

This creamed spinach recipe is perfect for dieters following a keto, low-carb diet – it is rich and hearty, and naturally low carb.

Spinach is a great addition to keto diets, since it is lower in carbs than many vegetables, and is nutrient rich.

Dark, leafy greens are a wonderful addition to your keto diet – and make for a fabulously rich side dish!

To Make This Creamed Spinach Recipe, You’ll Need:

4 tbsp Butter
6 cloves Garlic (minced)
12 oz Baby spinach (about 17 cups of fresh spinach or one large container)
1/2 cup Heavy cream
4 oz Cream cheese, cubed
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp Sea salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper

Easy Thanksgiving Dishes

Try these delicious Thanksgiving sides

Or try The Best Easy Baked Scalloped Corn Recipe, Easy Jalapeno Cheddar Bread, Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe, or Easy Loaded Leftover Mashed Potato Soup.

If you’re planning a keto Thanksgiving for a low-carb diet, please check out some of my favorite easy, delicious, and low carb favorites!

Or Easy Jalapeno Cheddar Bread, Keto Garlic Artichoke Rolls Recipe, Easy Sautéed Squash and Zucchini Recipe, and Roasted Green Bean Salad

creamed green spinach in a white bowl

Recipe FAQ’s

Can creamed spinach be made ahead of time?

Creamed spinach can be made ahead and reheated before a big dinner to help save stove and oven space.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to serve.
To reheat, place in a pot on the stove and heat on medium until piping hot. If spinach thickens too much, add a bit of stock to loosen.

How long can leftover creamed spinach be kept?

Spinach can be stored in an airtight container for up to four days, or frozen for four months.

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Best Creamed Spinach Recipe Ever

This delicious creamy spinach recipe is a delicious diet friendly side dish!
Course Side dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword creamed, creamy vegetables, side dish, spinach, vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 220kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 oz baby spinach
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  • Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • In batches, add spinach. Saute for 2 to 4 minutes, until wilted, tossing to evenly wilt spinach. You can also use method listed above to wilt spinach in batches, or wilt spinach by boiling before adding to pan.
  • Add heavy cream, cream cheese, sea salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning, stir well to mix.
  • Stir constantly until the cream cheese melts and the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Let thicken until perfect for your tastes, and serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 365mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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