Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach {A Meatless Monday Recipe

Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach {A Meatless Monday Recipe

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At this time, I would like to introduce you to my new favorite side dish: low-carb cauliflower creamed spinach.

This recipe is a different take on the classic creamed spinach. The rich creamy cauliflower cream sauce replaces all the heavy cream, butter, and flour found in traditional cream sauces. Taking out the flour also makes this recipe gluten-free, so it is a great recipe to keep in your arsenal when having gluten-intolerant family and friends over to eat.

This low-carb cauliflower creamed spinach is a lighter take on classic creamed spinach. Ready in just 15 minutes, this irresistible cauliflower creamed spinach is full of flavor and can be enjoyed guilt free! | TheMountainKitchen.com

I first made this cauliflower creamed spinach dish as a Meatless Monday main course. I couldn’t get over how incredibly easy this dish is to make and those of you that follow my Instagram stories could not get over the cheese pull, when I spooned this deliciousness onto a plate.

Just look at this cheese pull!

I had a few people message me about posting this recipe and since I knew how hectic life was at the time, so I went ahead and gave them the recipe to enjoy before this post was even written. The recipe received glowing reviews from everyone who tried it.

This low-carb cauliflower creamed spinach is a lighter take on classic creamed spinach. Ready in just 15 minutes, this irresistible cauliflower creamed spinach is full of flavor and you can enjoy it guilt-free! You get all that wonderful rich creaminess of something sinful, but healthy goodness provided by low-carb vegetables.

Helpful Tools To Have:

Food Processor  |  Blender  |  Immersion Blender  |  Microplane

This low-carb cauliflower creamed spinach is a lighter take on classic creamed spinach. Ready in just 15 minutes, this irresistible cauliflower creamed spinach is full of flavor and can be enjoyed guilt free! | TheMountainKitchen.com

Ingredients:

  • cauliflower florets
  • butter
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • diced sweet onion
  • minced garlic
  • baby spinach
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • heavy cream or half-n-half
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground cloves
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

How To Make Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

  • Preheat the broiler while preparing the mixture.
  • Bring water to a boil in a medium pot, over high heat. Add the cauliflower and boil for 10 minutes.
  • While the cauliflower boils, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter with the olive oil in a large saute pan. When the butter starts to foam add onion and saute, until translucent and soft but not browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Season with nutmeg and cloves stir to combine. Add spinach one handful at a time. Stir and fold until each handful of spinach is wilted, before adding the next.
  • When the cauliflower is tender, strain out the water and dump the florets into a food processor or blender, add the cream and the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Blend until smooth. Remove the lid, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour the cauliflower into the spinach mixture, and add a ½ cup of the cheese and mix well. Pour the mixture into a small broiler-safe baking dish.
  • Place the baking dish under the broiler until the cheese is golden brown, about 5-minutes.
This low-carb cauliflower creamed spinach is a lighter take on classic creamed spinach. Ready in just 15 minutes, this irresistible cauliflower creamed spinach is full of flavor and can be enjoyed guilt free! | TheMountainKitchen.com

Whether you eat this as a vegetarian main course or a side dish, this is cauliflower creamed spinach is an easy and delicious way to eat your veggies without all those carby calories.

Enjoy!

Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach
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Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

Low-carb cauliflower creamed spinach, lighter take on classic creamed spinach. Ready in 15 minutes, full of flavor and enjoyed guilt-free!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegetarian / Meatless Monday
Keyword cauliflower, creamed spinach, low-carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 284kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of cauliflower cut into florets (about 12-ounces)
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 5 ounce  bag fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese  shredded (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream can use half & half
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg freshly grated is best
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the broiler while preparing the mixture.
  • Bring water to a boil in a medium pot, over high heat. Add the cauliflower and boil for 10 minutes.
  • While the cauliflower boils, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter with the olive oil in a large saute pan. When the butter starts to foam add onion and saute, until translucent and soft but not browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Season with nutmeg and cloves stir to combine. Add spinach one handful at a time. Stir and fold until each handful of spinach is wilted, before adding the next.
  • When the cauliflower is tender, strain out the water and dump the florets into a food processor or blender, add the cream and the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Blend until smooth. Remove the lid, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour the cauliflower into the spinach mixture, and add a ½ cup of the cheese and mix well. Pour the mixture into a small broiler safe baking dish.
  • Place the baking dish under the broiler until the cheese is golden brown, about 5-minutes.

Notes

Recipe adapted from www.livingchirpy.com

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3970IU | Vitamin C: 27.1mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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