Creamy, Cheesy, Mushroomy Spinach


My Banting recipe of the week is a great accompaniment to meat of any type. It’s so easy and hard to ruin (except if you over-cook it!). Spinach is in season right now. There’s plenty to be had of it and is best used fresh. You may know that spinach is high in iron and folate, but did you know that there is more potassium in a cup of spinach than in a cup of banana. It’s also one of the best sources of magnesium. Low in carbs (3.6g per 100g), it is high in fibre (2.2g per 100g), making it an ideal addition to your menu. Today, I zoot it up with mushrooms and cheese. This recipe makes 4 small servings, 3 medium ones or 2 of you can wolf the whole lot!


  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2  punnet of mushrooms
  • Butter for frying
  • 10-12 leaves of fresh spinach
  • 2-3 tablespoons of cream or cream cheese
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper


Chop the onion.

Onions choppedAnd fry it in a little butter until translucent…

Onions frying


While that’s cooking, slice the mushrooms…

Half a punnet of mushrooms…and add them to the pan…

Add mushrooms and another dollop of butterAllow the mushrooms to cook a little. Rinse the spinach leaves and cut away the central spine…

Fresh spinach washed

Roughly chop the leaves into quarters and add them to the pan…

Spinach on topThe spinach will reduce quite quickly, so keep an eye on it….you don’t want to overcook it so it’s limp and bitter. When it is nicely reduced, add a few tablespoons or cream or cream cheese…

Add splash of cream….and stir it in…

Cream stirred in - before the cheeseYou want the spinach to keep it’s lovely green colour….tip it into an ovenproof dish and and after seasoning with salt and pepper, sprinkle grated cheddar cheese on top and pop it  under the grill for a few minutes…

Out the ovenI like my cheese to be a little gooey on top, which is why I took it out perhaps earlier than others. You may want to crisp the cheese topping a little more, but watch out that it doesn’t burn.

I loved it! Thanks Riana for the fresh spinach from your garden. It was delicious.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂

Gratitude Pic…I read the other day, “gratitude is an attitude.” You actually have to work at it.  1 Thessalonians 5:18 is probably the most famous gratitude Bible verse:

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

GratefulYup….today and everyday!








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