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8 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Tuscan Steak With Creamed Spinach

Packed with protein, this is a delicious low carber's steak dinner.



  1. Begin by placing the garlic cloves on a wooden chopping board and with the back of your knife, give them a whack. Then, crush the rosemary between your fingers. Place the aromatics into a large, non-reactive dish and mix with olive oil.
  2. Lay the porterhouse steaks in the dish and coat evenly with the marinade. Season with plenty of freshly ground black pepper and let marinate for an hour or up to overnight.
  3. If you have an outside grill, heat it up until smoking hot. If grilling inside, a large cast iron griddle/skillet and heat until smoking. Grill the steaks for about 6-7 minutes on each side -- or until medium rare. For medium cook for an additional 2 minutes per side.
  4. While the steaks are cooking, put the heavy cream in a large saucepan on medium heat and reduce until it coats the back of a spoon.
  5. Add grated nutmeg, grated parmesan and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. While this is reducing, toss the raw spinach into a food processor. Process until the spinach is the consistency of small flakes, not pureed.
  6. Add spinach to reduced cream and stir until fully combined. Shower with additional grated parmesan, to taste.
  7. When ready to serve, evenly spread the spinach on top of the steaks, add a squeeze of lemon, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and serve with lemon wedges.
  8. Note: this dish is based on the traditional Bistecca alla Fiorentina (traditionally served medium rare). The porterhouse steaks are large and cut thick to serve two to four per steak.
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Sounds interesting, but doesn't say how much one serving is - 8 oz? 4 oz? And the calories are way more than I can have per meal of 500.
20 Jun 10 by member: Jujubeanak
Wow 67% of RDI - 867 calories and 180% of Saturated fat, 100% of Cholesterol. Serves 8 so that is .5 pound of meat per serving. I would definitely swap out at least the heavy cream and probably swap the parmesan for light parmesan?
03 Aug 11 by member: Rosalind52
what can you swap the heavy cream for..??? I am lactose intolerant and can't have that.. but this sounds good and would use chicken instead of steak
17 Oct 12 by member: Diet Warrior
It is a shame non-low carbers reviewed this recipe, especially since they have not tried it. It is quite good, I added a little more black pepper and reduced the recipe down to 2 servings. Great stuff will do this again!
28 Dec 16 by member: Garand69


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Nutrition summary:

There are 867 calories in 1 serving of Tuscan Steak With Creamed Spinach.
Calorie break-down: 70% fat, 4% carbs, 26% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 607
Calories 867
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 67.42g 104%
  Saturated Fat 35.929g 180%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.92g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 23.77g  
Cholesterol 301mg 100%
Sodium 413mg 17%
Potassium 794mg  
Total Carbohydrate 7.71g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
  Sugars 0.81g  
Protein 57.33g  
Vitamin A 198% Vitamin C 138%
Calcium 196% Iron 282%
of RDI*
(867 calories)
43% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (4%)
Fat (70%)
Protein (26%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories