Sauteed Spinach

Sauteed Spinach Recipe

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Jason Tharpe


My favorite vegetable is sauteed spinach. I was always baffled as to why it would take 3-4 bags of spinach just to get close to having enough to serve. I wanted the spinach I had when eating out...full, bulky, and full of flavor. I have learned the secret and now can cook a large amount with only 2 bags. This is super easy to fix. Here is the secret.

★★★★★ 3 votes
10 Min


2 pkg
spinach, fresh
2 clove
2-3 pinch
salt and pepper
olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make Sauteed Spinach


  • 1Get a large skillet with a lid.
  • 2Add water to the skillet that is about 1/2 inch deep.
  • 3Heat water at a medium high heat, just before it boils.
  • 4Work in both bags of spinach into the hot water while turning the spinach with tongs. It will have to cook down a little.
  • 5Cover skillet with lid for no more than 2 minutes. Do not let the spinach cook down to much. You just want warm, moist spinach at this point.
  • 6Put warm spinach into a serving bowl and set aside.
  • 7Drain the water left in the skillet.
  • 8Now put a shallow layer of olive oil...just enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • 9At this point your burner needs to be no higher than medium low.
  • 10Add 2 cloves of minced garlic into the skillet and spread it around a bit. I like more garlic, but 2 cloves will probably be better accepted by most.
  • 11Once the garlic is slightly browned you can add the spinach back into the skillet.
  • 12Turn the spinach in the skillet a few times to cover all of it lightly with oil.
  • 13Cover skillet with lid for 1-2 more minutes.
  • 14You're done. Put the spinach back into the serving bowl and you are ready to eat.
  • 15The key here is to not have the spinach over the heat for to long. Enjoy!

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About Sauteed Spinach

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy