Keto Creamed Spinach Gratin Recipe

Atkins Keto Creamed Spinach Gratin
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 908 gram(s) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 Tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 0 1/2 cup fresh scallions, tops & bulb, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic
  • 3 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 0 1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 0 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 4 oz gruyere cheese
  • 2 Tbsp almond flour, super finely ground, gluten free
  • 1 oz parmesan cheese, shredded


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish with 1 teaspoon butter.
  2. In a large stock pot, bring 1 ½ cups water and 1 teaspoon salt to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and add spinach, waiting until some of the spinach has wilted, then adding more until all spinach is wilted, about 10 minutes. Pour into a colander to strain and set aside.
  3. In the large stock pot, warm remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add scallion and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and continue to sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add cream cheese, Dijon mustard, pepper, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt stirring until cream cheese is mostly melted. Whisk in cream and almond milk and continue over medium heat until simmering and beginning to thicken, another 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 3-ounces shredded gruyere (about ¾ cup) until melted.
  4. Use the back of a wooden spoon to press as much water out of the spinach as you can. Roughly chop and add to the pot with the sauce, folding until spinach is evenly coated. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Top creamed spinach with remaining grated gruyere cheese, sprinkle dish evenly with almond flour, then layer evenly with grated parmesan cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes until top is golden and spinach is bubbling around the edges. Finish with 2-3 minutes under the broiler to get a nice, browned parmesan top. Serve while hot.

Cooking Tip

This is a relatively easy, keto friendly recipe for gratin that does not rely on a roux to thicken the cheese sauce. Instead we use cream cheese, and the thickeners already in the cream cheese, to build an easy cheese sauce for the mouthfeel of creamed spinach without the carbs from flour. Before you add the wilted spinach to the cheese sauce, make sure you have gotten out as much water as possible so that the sauce is not watered down in the final dish.