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
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Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

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!
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
Author David & Debbie Spivey

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 fresh 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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