This slow cooker keto creamed spinach recipe only needs 3 ingredients and is done in a hour. It is a rich and tasty, low carb side dish that only has 2.2g net carbs.
You might also like this slow cooker keto greens Alfredo recipe.
Creamed spinach is not something that I grew up on. Actually I don’t think I ever had it until Boston Market came along and I had it there. Now I love it and since I’m on a low carb diet, I thought this would be the perfect side dish to make.
So today I have made for you this slow cooker keto creamed spinach recipe. It only takes 3 ingredients and 1 hour in the slow cooker. But the best thing is that you can dump your ingredients and walk away and that includes 2 bags of spinach!
Other Low Carb Creamy Vegetable Recipes
I have a thing for creamy, cheesy vegetables because they are tasty and usually low carb. I have made a creamy green bean casserole for Thanksgiving and Brussel sprouts with cheese sauce. But this spinach dish is my favorite. My chicken and creamy spinach skillet dinner is similar to this but it’s more creamy than cheesy It is out of this world too.
The 3 Ingredients I Used
I used a huge bag of baby spinach I bought at Costco. I also bought a block of Cabot white cheddar cheese and cream cheese. You can use regular cheddar but I like this one because it has so much taste and bagged shredded cheddar sometimes has more carbs.
Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe
So this dish is super easy. You add baby leaf spinach, cream cheese and cheddar cheese to your slow cooker. Turn on to high for 1 hour, then come back and mix it all up.
By the way, place the cream cheese on the bottom so it melts on the hot crock. The spinach will wilt perfectly and the cheddar will melt as well. Just mix and serve.
How Much Does This Spinach Side Dish Make
The only downside of this recipe is that it only makes about 6 decent size servings. Yes that’s right. I filled the crock with spinach and look how much it cooks down. Now I imagine you can probably add more spinach at this point. I’ll have to try that and get back to you. Regardless, it’s delicious!
Slow Cooker Keto Creamed Spinach
Since I’ve updated this recipe it made 6 portions. I froze 3 of them and ate the other 3 for lunch and dinner!
Of course you don’t have to do this in a slow cooker, you can easily do this is a skillet or pot, it’s just hard to manage all the spinach so I liked making it in the slow cooker.
This keto creamed spinach was like pure low carb, comfort food to me. I hope you give this one a try.
Please Note: I updated this recipe to use more spinach to increase the serving to 6 from 4. This brought the carbs down and so the nutrition for one serving is:
154 cals / 12.2g fat /3.5g carbs / 1.3g fiber / 7.7g protein = 2.2g net carbs
3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cheesy Spinach (low carb)
This 3 ingredient slow cooker keto creamed spinach is a rich and tasty, low carb side dish that you can make in no time at all! Each serving is only 2.2g net carbs.
- 12 cups baby spinach leaves, chopped
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 4 oz cheddar cheese, grated
Add the cream cheese to the slow cooker, then 10 cups of spinach and lastly the cheddar cheese.
Place lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 1 hour.
Take off the lid and mix in the rest of the spinach until it's wilted and everything is well combined.
Serve or freeze.
The nutrition for one serving is:
209 cals / 17g fat /4.6g carbs / 2.2g fiber / 11g protein = 2.4g net carbs
Hi , after freezing what is your suggested way to reheat?
Hi Courtney, I just reheat in the microwave. You might have to stir it a bit incase there is any separation but it should be fine. If you don’t have a microwave you can use the stove top. It just might take more time and attention.
What size slow cooker do you use for this recipe?
I have the average size slow cooker. I think it’s about 6 quarts?
What an easy and delicious side dish! Creamy and cheesy spinach is a good side for many meals.
Just wondering why you add some spinach at the end
Hi Melinda, I did that to bulk it up a bit. That way you have some that has not shrieked up as much and would make more of the dish. I hope that made sense. You don’t have to do this. You can add it all at the same time.
Can you use frozen chopped spinach? and if so how much and should it be thawed?
I think you could but I would thaw it and drain the water out. I found out that a regular 10 oz box of spinach is roughly equivalent to 1 1/2 lbs of spinach. Here is the URL for that https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/how-much-spinach/
This is delicious. I never thought of spinach in a crock pot, but this turned out delicious. I should have made a double batch, due to the shrinkage.
I know it’s crazy how much it shrinks but it is yummy. So glad you liked it!
I am currently living with my sister in law and she will be busy with the stove and oven. So I am using a crock pot for everything. I found this recipe and it is so easy. I will follow up on how good it is in 1hour.
I bought bulk spinach fresh at the farm stand. I am doing this with many vegtables. This will be a great one to cook and have for dinner then freeze the rest. Only cooking for two!
Hope you like it Rhea!
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Looks delicious and easy . Perfect dip for company
Thanks for stopping by Judee!
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Spinach is just so good for you. I love it in curry myself. This looks full of cheesy goodness too
I would never have thought of cooking spinach in a slow cooker. I am absolutely going to try that out. Thanks.
It’s nice because you can add a lot of spinach and then walk away.
what a great recipe, I love cheese and would use it everywhere. It is disappointing that the spinach reduce so much, but the recipe is so easy…we can just make it again
I am disappointed too about the shrinking spinach. Next time I’m going to add more at the end and see if I can stretch it a bit.