Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

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Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

Mmmm spinach…. I love me some spinach. My favorite way to eat my beloved spinach is creamed.

Creamed spinach recipes, sadly, contains flour, but fear no more, because that little fact forced us to invent this a.m.a.z.i.n.g. side dish recipe -> Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach ohhhh yeah!

This recipe is definitely a family favorite. Yes, I say that almost every time we post a recipe, but this time it’s more true than the other times (I may or may not say that every time too, but that’s besides the point).

Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

This Spinach and Cauliflower Gratin is a surefire way to get your kids to eat vegetables, because it transforms it into something ridiculously delicious.

How to make healthy creamed spinach?

Not only does it use just 7 ingredients, it only takes about 20 minutes to make. Say whaaat?! Sauté the onion in some butter until soft, and add the spinach.

Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

While that happens the cauliflower boils away for 10 minutes.

As soon as those are done, scoop them into your food processor and blitz it with some cream and butter.

Stir everything together with some cheese, add more cheese on top, broil, and done! Scoop it onto your plate and enjoy!

Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

This is a perfect side dish since for pretty much anything, but it goes especially well with a nice piece of steak.

It’s also pretty easy to transform this spinach recipe in a vegan one – just omit the cheese, butter and cream. I’ve tried it that way and it definitely still packs a punch in the flavor department.

Eating healthy vegetables side dishes has definitely never tasted this good.

For more healthy side-dishes, check out some of our other yummy recipes:

  1. Zucchini with Tomato and Parmesan
  2. Curry Green Beans with Feta
  3. Carrot Mashed Potatoes
  4. Loaded Sweet Corn Salad

Also, go have a look at these great cauliflower recipes and roundups from other bloggers:

  1. Mushroom Cauliflower Rice Skillet
  2. Cheesy Cauliflower Muffins
  3. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
  4. 9 Keto Casserole Recipes

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Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

Cauliflower Creamed Spinach Instructional Video

Cauliflower and Spinach Side Dish Recipe:

Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 side servings
Author: Roche Woodworth


  • 200 g/7oz • baby spinach
  • 1 • small cauliflower head [cut into florets – about 350g/12oz]
  • 1 • small onion [diced]
  • 1 • minced garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup • shredded mozzarella [plus a little more for on top]
  • 2 tbsp • heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp • butter [for the cauliflower]
  • 1/2 tsp • nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • to taste • salt and pepper


  • Turn on broiler.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to the boil. Once it starts to boil, add the cauliflower florets and boil for 10 minutes.
  • While the cauliflower boils, caramelize the onion in a little bit of butter and oil [butter for flavor, oil to keep it from burning] until soft and and then add the spinach, nutmeg and cloves and cook until wilted.
  • When the cauliflower is cooked, use a slotted spoon to scoop the florets into a food processor. Blitz the cauliflower until smooth with the cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Now mix the cauliflower, spinach/onion and cheese together, adjust seasoning if needed, and scoop into a cast iron pan or small baking dish.
  • Slide under the broiler until the cheese is golden brown.
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68 Responses

  1. I will cream 1/2 or so of the cauliflower and leave the rest in small chunky bits. Allison, I’m with you. Garlic instead of cloves. Yum.

  2. I am going to make this. I seldom use my microwave, but I think the cauliflower would work perfectly, still fresh tasting and not watery. Now to find a broiler-proof pan/dish.

  3. I’m not a huge onion fan. Will it change the taste much if I don’t use it? That will also lower carb count right? Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Hi Arlene, it probably won’t make a massive difference in taste, but since I didn’t test it that way I can’t say for sure. It’s true that it will lower the carb count, but not by a massive amount! Hope you like it! Let me know if it turns out okay!

  4. What a terrific side dish or even a dip. I made it and did add just a clove of ground garlic and used cheddar instead and WOW. Amazing. I will be making this again and again.

    Thank you for sharing

  5. I’ve tried several different cauliflower mash recipes, and this one is by far the tastiest I’ve made so far. So glad I found it. I’m sure I will making this again and again. Thank you for posting it!

  6. This was amazing! I used it as a main dish by cooking chicken thighs in the skillet first. Added the rest of the ingredients and had a fabulous meal. I also cooked the cauliflower in my instant pot instead of boiling it.

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