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Steakhouse Keto Creamed Spinach

Spinach, cream, cheese…what’s not to love about this Steakhouse Keto Creamed Spinach recipe? This recipe is the ultimate indulgence and it goes sooo well with steak, chicken, grilled meats, roasts and more. Follow me, Chef Jenn, and I’ll show you all my tips and tricks to make this the best darn keto creamed spinach you’ve ever tried!

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But did you know that traditional creamed spinach is made with a thickener, like flour? Enter this ketoized version of the traditional: Steakhouse Keto Creamed Spinach.

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With just 3 net carbs per serving, it can be a regular dish on your table.

With all of the flavor and none of the carbs, this is a tasty keto side dish fit for any steakhouse – or even your house! Pair this indulgent and creamy dish with your favorite keto grilled steak, chicken, or fish, and elevate the meal to new heights.

Keto Creamed Spinach is Easy To Make

This Steakhouse Keto Creamed Spinach dish is also easy – it can be on your table in just a few minutes. And, you can do it the way I’ve done it here, with fresh baby spinach, or take a quick shortcut with frozen spinach.

No matter which you use, you MUST squeeze the excess water out of the spinach or you’ll end up with a runny, watery mess of a dish. Nobody wants that!

Invest in a GOOD strainer. This model of strainer fits across the sink and is perfect for hands-free use. Next, after a short hop in a hot oven, this keto vegetable recipe comes out bubbly, brown, and oh-so-good.

Steakhouse Keto Creamed Spinach Variations

I’ve made this version the classic way with Parmesan cheese – and lots of it! But, this is a highly versatile dish that can pair well with any number of cheeses.

Other suggestions to try are Swiss or Gruyere cheese, gouda, or even mozzarella. You don’t have to get fancy, you just need to get cheesy!

A one-pound bag of baby spinach makes enough for 4-5 generous servings.

But, as you’ll see from the step-by-step images below, it cooks down dramatically and so after a big, giant potful of raw spinach, you’re left with a few tiny handfuls.

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Cooked fresh spinach shrinks to just a few handfuls!

Never fear! It evens out beautifully in this sauce. I served mine in small baking dishes, but I REALLY want a set of these mini cast iron pans to bake and serve them in, in true restaurant-style!

Dig in, and as always, happy eating!

What To Serve With Creamed Spinach?

This is a great side dish that goes well with many kinds of meats. Some of my favorites are Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin and grilled steaks, or try Lisa’s Keto Chicken Nuggets with this creamy side dish recipe.

Don’t forget to top your grilled steak with this AMAZING Garlic & Herb Butter Bomb!

Chef’s Tips

  • Use fresh spinach instead of frozen. It has a much better texture.
  • Fully squeeze the water from the cooked spinach before cooking or your dish will be runny!
  • Use good quality ingredients like aged Parmesan for the best possible flavor.
  • Don’t add all the cream at once – depending on how much you squeezed the spinach, you may need more or less cream.
  • Serve this dish in cute dishes – presentation is everything!
bubbly and cheesy keto friendly creamed spinach in an oval baking dish
Keto Creamed Spinach – the perfect side dish!

Can you Freeze This Keto Side Dish?

Yes! To freeze it before baking, prepare it all the way up to the point where you top it with cheese.

Wrap the mixture tightly in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container, for up to three months.

Or, bake it and fully chill it overnight in the fridge. Then, wrap it tightly in foil or in a freezer-safe bag (removing as much air as possible), and freeze for up to three months.

To reheat – reheat in the oven from thawed at 350-F, or heat it in the microwave. Enjoy!

How Many Carbs are in STeakhouse keto Creamed Spinach?

This tasty keto side dish recipe rings in with a total of 3 net carbs per 1/4 cup serving. Each serving has a total of 7 grams carbs, and 4 grams fiber, so that’s a total of 3 net carbs. Enjoy!

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Steakhouse Keto Creamed Spinach

Go steakhouse-style with this creamed spinach that’s loaded with Parmesan cheese and cream.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli cheese soup, creamed spinach, keto side dish, sides, spinach, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 188kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 1 pound baby spinach washed well
  • 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp dried onion flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash the baby spinach and while it is still wet, put it in a large skillet. 
  • Cook the spinach over medium heat, tossing well, until wilted and tender. About 5-6 minutes.
  • Transfer the spinach to a strainer and let it drip and cool to the touch. When the spinach is cool enough to handle, squeeze it dry between your very clean hands. Just remove most of the water, it doesn’t have to be totally dry.
  • Return the spinach to the skillet or put it in a bowl large enough for mixing. Add the cream, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and onion flakes. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Transfer the spinach to an oven-safe dish and top it with a sprinkle of cheese (options), then bake at 375-F until it is hot and bubbly and lightly brown on top, about 5-10 minute depending on the size of the dish. Serve and enjoy! 


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7656IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbohydrates: 3g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

25 thoughts on “Steakhouse Keto Creamed Spinach”

    • Oops, thanks for catching that! A full pound of spinach makes 4-6 servings as a side dish. Hope that helps!

  1. Oh this sounds utterly delicious! I do love creamed spinach but don’t have it very often!

  2. What a perfect creamed spinach! It’s so decadent but also super simple to make. I’m definitely making this one again!

  3. Yum! This was great!
    I used 12 oz frozen chopped spinach, and it was fine. Microwaved it in the same bowl I baked it in.
    Confession: I added bacon crumbles, and my husband, not a big vegetable fan, loved it. I had to remind him not to eat the entire dish, but save leftovers for both of us.

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe, my dear… is an absolute winner!! I tried it on a whim because it was the first one I saw that didn’t utilize frozen spinach. And boy oh boy did I ever stumble upon greatness!! Much thanks!!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this! Loved it but did sub onion powder for the onion flakes which was just 1/4 teaspoon. It was delish!

    • So glad you liked it – onion powder is a great suggestion instead of the flakes! Thanks for coming back to comment 🙂

  6. I’ve tried other creamed spinach recipes and unfortunately were not that flavorful. Can’t wait to try this one tomorrow with sirloin steaks and a lovely salad. Will let you know how it comes out.

  7. Question
    Did you add another cheese other than the Parmesan on top before baking?
    I am considering using a bit of cream cheese.

    Your video was very entertaining, by the way…loved it!

    • Thank you!! You could add cream cheese to the top but it will just sort of melt into a blob. An easy melting cheese like mozz or jack might work better. It’ll still taste great, though, so experiment!

  8. As I watched your video the second time, I realized that you did discuss adding different cheese options, and then you added a cup of cheese, just to melt it, then sprinkled with Parmesan before baking. So I did add cream cheese as our cheese of preference, as you did.

    How can I access more of your cooking videos, by the way?

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