Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach
This Creamed Spinach recipe is made with cauliflower. Only 9 Simple Ingredients and 20 Minutes to create this healthy side dish. Keto. Low-Carb. Gluten-Free.
Servings: 4 servings
- 2 cups frozen spinach
- 4 cups cauliflower (we used a small head of cauliflower and cut it into small florets)
- 1 onion (diced)
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- ½ cup mozzarella (shredded - plus a little extra for on top)
- 2 tablespoon heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- to taste salt and pepper
Turn on your broiler.
Bring a medium sized pot of salted water to the boil. Once it boils, add the cauliflower florets and boil for approximately 10 minutes (or until soft).
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 translucent and and then add the spinach and nutmeg. Cook until the spinach is warmed through.
When the cauliflower is cooked, use a slotted spoon to scoop the florets into a food processor. Add the cream and butter. Blitz the cauliflower until smooth. Taste and then season with salt and pepper.
Now mix the cauliflower, spinach/onion and cheese together, taste test and add more salt if needed, and scoop into a cast iron pan or small baking dish.
Slide under the broiler until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
Tips and Tricks:
1. Adjust the spinach and cauliflower quantities to your own tastes if you’d like: More spinach for a more “substantial” side dish, more cauliflower for a “creamier” dish. We prefer a “creamier” dish.
2. Do not underestimate the power of salt with making a delicious Cauliflower Mash - the water you boil the cauliflower in should be WELL salted - think sea water!
Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 9440IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 2mg