How to make low-carb cheesy creamed spinach

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One challenge of the low-carb diet is learning to put together full meals that are fully satisfying, despite not including any starchy element like pasta, rice or potatoes. The recipe below totally hits the mark. It’s a great side for any kind of meat—roasted, grilled or even something like meatloaf.
Spinach can seem like a boring side dish, but when you cook it in butter with onions and garlic and then drench it in a sauce made of more butter, cream cheese, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, it is anything but dull. This has become the most requested veggie dish at my house, and it’s not hard to see why.
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Low-Carb Cheesy Creamed Spinach
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20 minutes
4 tablespoons butter, divided
½ onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
4 ounces cream cheese
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute more.
In a saucepan, melt the remaining tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the cream cheese, cream and Parmesan cheese. Cook, stirring, until the cream cheese is completely melted and the mixture is smooth, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add spinach into the skillet and mix well. Serve hot.
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