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Before I share this recipe for low-carb cauliflower creamed spinach with you, I want to say thank you to all those who have reached out to us after the loss of our sweet kitty, His Royal Highness.
I know I haven’t posted as much lately, but when life gets me down. I find it hard to be creative and enjoy posting here on the blog. The weeks leading up to the loss of our sweet kitty were not easy. I just needed a little time to sort out my feelings.
As you can imagine, after nearly 19 years, not having a cat around the house is quite an adjustment. Our loss has taken the wind out of our sails. Home doesn’t quite feel like home anymore. The house is quiet and empty without our “Atchee” in it. We are trying to learn to live life without our sweet boy. Each day gets a little easier, but our grieving hearts miss him so very much!
Except for the fact that this cauliflower creamed spinach is perfect comfort food, there isn’t an easy way to segue from such depressing subject matter. Our grief has nothing to do with this recipe, but I needed to say those words to you. We appreciate your patience and support. Thank you!
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.
I first made this cauliflower creamed spinach dish as a Meatless Monday main course. I couldn’t get over how incredibly easy 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 can be enjoyed guilt free! You get all that wonderful rich creaminess of something sinful, but healthy goodness provided by low-carb vegetables.
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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.
Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach
- 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 fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- 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.
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