Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Simple Garlicky Sauteed Spinach

Sometimes the most simple things in life end up being the best things!

Take this spinach for example… 3 ingredients: Spinach, Olive Oil, and Garlic (plus a little salt & pepper which totally don’t count!!!):

When it comes to quick and easy side dishes, my go-to vegetable is typically oven-roasted asparagus. I seem to overlook spinach since he’s hidden over by the lettuce, which is completely out of site when I’m perusing the broccoli, green beans, squash, etc…

I can assure you I won’t be overlooking good ol’ faithful spinach ever again!

You guys, this spinach is EASY and phenomenal (double win). PLUS, it re-heats really well… I actually mixed some of the leftovers into some pasta marinara.


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Simple Sauteed Spinach

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

A simple classic... goes great with steak, chicken, fish, and even pasta!


2 tablespoons olive oil
4-5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 (9 ounce) bags of spinach
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and saute for 3-5 minutes until fragrant (this will infuse the garlic flavor into the oil).

A couple of handfuls at a time, add the spinach and toss with tongs until they start to wilt up. Continue to add the spinach until all of it has been incorporated an is wilted up (should only take about 10 minutes tops). Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a serving dish. Serve hot.

Optional: May top with freshley grated parmesan cheese or crushed red pepper flakes.

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5 Responses to “Simple Garlicky Sauteed Spinach”

  1. 1

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 28, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Mmm the perfect side!

  2. 2

    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat — March 28, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    I’m obsessed with cooked spinach. I could eat that whole thing on my own!

  3. 3

    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 28, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    I often overlook the spinach too, but whenever I have it, I love it. And the more garlic, the better! This looks great!

  4. 4

    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersj — March 29, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    I love it! Simple and tasty! I love spinach, I just wonder if my family does? So sad that I don’t know that!!

  5. 5

    Rebeccag — April 22, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    I love fresh spinach wilted with cooked, crumbled bacon, and a tablespoon of leftover bacon grease. However, I also LOVE garlic. I am so glad I found you and this recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

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