Side Essentials: Sautéed Spinach & Goat Cheese

Andy Anderson !


This is a simple, yet very flavorful side dish. It uses frozen, chopped spinach with goat cheese and a few other components to make it a versatile recipe, and a wonderful addition to your dinner table.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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4- 5
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp
    shallots, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 12 oz
    chopped spinach, frozen variety, defrosted
  • 4 oz
    goat cheese, creamed variety
  • 1 large
    lemon, just the juice
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

  • ·
    toasted pine nuts

How to Make Side Essentials: Sautéed Spinach & Goat Cheese


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add the butter to a skillet over medium heat.
  4. When the butter melts, add the shallots and garlic, and cook in for 1 minute.
  5. Add the defrosted spinach to the skillet, sprinkle on a bit of salt and pepper, to taste, and allow to cook for 3 – 5 minutes.
  6. Evenly dollop on the goat cheese, and then cover and reduce the heat to medium low, for about 3 minutes.
  7. Chef's Tip: One of the tricks is to not stir the goat cheese into the spinach; leave it in nice soft dollops. When you stir it into the spinach, it really diminishes the distinct flavor notes of the cheese and spinach.
  8. Chef’s Tip: Goat cheese comes in creamy or crumbled; in addition, some have spices infused into them. For this recipe, I choose creamy/plain goat cheese; however, you may wish to experiment with other types… Just for the fun of it.
  9. Remove the cover, and drizzle on the lemon juice.
  10. Chef’s Note: And if you are feeling particularly randy, sprinkle on some freshly toasted pine nuts.
  12. Serve as a side with beef, pork, chicken or fish. Enjoy.
  13. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Side Essentials: Sautéed Spinach & Goat Cheese

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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