Sautéed Spinach

Sautéed Spinach Recipe

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Erik Rogers


This is a regular at our house. We love it...including my kids!

Taking off from my wife's traditional way of doing greens and combining it with a little something I learned from an African friend of ours, I ended up with a dish that is cheap, quick, very tasty and pretty healthy - a big win!

Note: we used to use a little bacon grease to start, but now we just use olive oil - much healthier that way.

★★★★★ 2 votes
10 Min


1-2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin (or bacon, goose or duck fat)
1 large
bag frozen spinach leaves
1-2 pinch
kosher salt
4-5 dash(es)
onion powder
drops liquid smoke
1-2 tsp
vinegar (white or apple cider)
2-3 dash(es)
hot sauce (we use franks)
1 Tbsp
butter (or smart balance)

How to Make Sautéed Spinach


  • 1Heat oil (or bacon grease, duck or goose fat) in a well-seasoned cast iron skillet (or non-stick pan) over medium heat.
  • 2When hot, dump fresh or frozen spinach in skillet - it may sizzle a bit. If using frozen spinach, try to break up any large chunks.
  • 3Sprinkle on salt and onion powder. Stir often.
  • 4Add liquid smoke, vinegar and hot sauce. (adjust to taste)
  • 5Cover for a minute or two if needed to fully thaw any remaining frozen pieces and steam a little bit.
  • 6Remove cover (if applicable) and stir in butter.
  • 7Serve hot and enjoy!

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About Sautéed Spinach

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: African
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy