My husband and I, his brothers, their wives, and sister all got together for a week and rented a house on the spectacular Oregon Coast a couple of years ago. As part of “our night to fix dinner” for everyone, this Creamed Spinach one of the vegetables I prepared. The comment I remember Kent making was “I think this may be the best use of spinach I have ever tasted”. Who could ask for anything more? They knew I was diabetic and probably expected “whatever” but we wowed ’em good.
I have given the recipe below using Au Gratin Casserole Topping but it is super with the crumbled bacon as shown.
As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.
- 16 Oz Defrosted Frozen Spinach
- ½ C Small Diced Onions
- 1 T Butter
- ½ C Heavy Cream
- 2 Oz. Grated Gruyere Cheese
- ¼ t Salt
- ⅛ t Pepper
- ¾ C Carbalose Flour Bread Crumbs
- 2 T Parmesan Cheese
- 1 T Melted Butter
- Lightly squeeze spinach to release a little water but do not squeeze dry and put in mixing bowl.
- Saute onions in 1 T butter, add to spinach and mix in grated cheese, salt & pepper.
- Heat heavy cream and blend into spinach mixture.
- Mix bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, with melted butter and top spinach.
- Put into 325 degree oven until crumbs are nicely browned.
- Serves 6
- 199 Calories, 7 Protein, 6 Carbs, 3.9g Fiber, 2.1g Net Carbs
- Another way (the way I do it) is to heat spinach mixture in the microwave, top it with the crumbs and put it into a 375 degree oven until browned. It saves a lot of time & electricity.
- You could also use shallots in place of the onions.
- As a variation for breakfast, omit the bread crumbs, add the Parmesan cheese directly to the spinach and put a fried egg on top. If you have leftovers so what if the crumbs are there-top with an egg and chow down baby.
- Another use: Put oysters under crumbs and top with hollandaise sauce for Oysters Rockefeller.
- Sprinkle with bacon as shown.
- Mix bacon into spinach mixture and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.