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white bowl with ground pork, butternut squash and spinach and a large stainless steel serving spoon dipped into the dish on the right side of the bowl

Creamy Garlic Pork and Spinach (AIP)

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4.7 from 24 reviews


This Creamy Garlic Pork and Spinach dish is a simple, quick and easy one-pot meal. Made with butternut squash, cinnamon, and a variety of herbs, it’s comforting, delicious, AIP, paleo and Whole30 compliant.


  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced 
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1.5 TBSP dried thyme 
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary 
  • 1 tsp dried oregano 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1.5 tsps sea salt 
  • 1 cup butternut squash, cubed 
  • 56 cups spinach 
  • 1 cup full fat, additive free coconut milk 
  • 2 tsp tapioca starch + 1 TBSP water 


  1. To a large stockpot, add olive oil and heat on medium heat. Next, add onion, garlic and dried herbs and sauté 2-3 minutes until onions begin to turn translucent.
  2. Next, add pork and sea salt and cook until pork is no longer pink. 
  3. Reduce heat to low and add in cubed pieces of butternut squash and coconut milk. Allow to cook for 12 – 15 mins until squash begins to soften, stirring intermittently. 
  4. Once squash has begun to soften, add in spinach one cup at a time, stirring to incorporate. Cook for 5-7 minutes more. 
  5. Finally, make a slurry by combining tapioca starch with water. Add slurry to pot and stir continuously to combine. Mixture will begin to thicken.  
  6. Taste and adjust for salt, remove from heat, and serve warm. 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Quick meals


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 471
  • Sugar: 4.6g
  • Fat: 35g
  • Protein: 27.5