Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Carolyn Haas


I used to hate cooked spinach (esp. from a can- yuck!) but wilting fresh spinach with a bit of garlic is a whole different ballgame!


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
4 Min


  • 8 oz
    baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced or thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
    lemon juice to serve
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Garlic Sauteed Spinach


  1. If spinach has not been washed, wash to remove any grit. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In a very large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and saute the garlic over medium heat for about 1 minute, but not until it's browned.
  3. Add all the spinach, the salt, and pepper to the pot, toss it with the garlic and oil, cover the pot, and cook it for 2 minutes.
  4. Uncover the pot, turn the heat on high, and cook the spinach for another minute. Keep stirring until all the spinach is wilted. Place into a serving bowl and top with the butter, a couple squeezes of lemon, and a sprinkle of sea salt. Serve hot.

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About Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Low Carb

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