Low Carb Creamed Spinach

Low Carb Creamed SpinachMy 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.

Creamed Spinach
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Ingredients
  1. 16 Oz Defrosted Frozen Spinach
  2. ½ C Small Diced Onions
  3. 1 T Butter
  4. ½ C Heavy Cream
  5. 2 Oz. Grated Gruyere Cheese
  6. ¼ t Salt
  7. ⅛ t Pepper
  8. ¾ C Carbalose Flour Bread Crumbs
  9. 2 T Parmesan Cheese
  10. 1 T Melted Butter
Instructions
  1. Lightly squeeze spinach to release a little water but do not squeeze dry and put in mixing bowl.
  2. Saute onions in 1 T butter, add to spinach and mix in grated cheese, salt & pepper.
  3. Heat heavy cream and blend into spinach mixture.
  4. Mix bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, with melted butter and top spinach.
  5. Put into 325 degree oven until crumbs are nicely browned.
  6. Serves 6
  7. 199 Calories, 7 Protein, 6 Carbs, 3.9g Fiber, 2.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. 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.
  2. You could also use shallots in place of the onions.
  3. 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.
  4. Another use: Put oysters under crumbs and top with hollandaise sauce for Oysters Rockefeller.
  5. Sprinkle with bacon as shown.
  6. Mix bacon into spinach mixture and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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