Simple Sauteed Spinach

Simple Sauteed Spinach

Breana Lai

"Sautéed spinach (or any greens) with garlic and a squeeze of lemon (or vinegar) is a simple formula that lets spinach shine and will never go out of favor."
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20 m servings 66 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 66 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.3g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 171 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add spinach and toss to coat. Cover and cook until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add lemon juice, salt and crushed red pepper. Toss to coat and serve immediately.


  • Baby spinach is immature or young spinach-it's harvested earlier than large-leaved mature spinach. We like the sturdy texture of mature spinach in cooked dishes and serve tender, mild-flavored baby spinach raw or lightly wilted. Baby and mature spinach can be used interchangeably in these recipes (yields may vary slightly); be sure to remove the tough stems from mature spinach before using.
  • Weights & Measures: 10 ounces trimmed mature spinach=about 10 cups raw, 10 ounces baby spinach=about 8 cups raw
  • By © Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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Excellent! Very simple, not a lot of ingredients and takes no time at all to prepare yet has a ton of flavor and not to mention it's good for you too! You can easily adjust the recipe to suite y...

Delicious. Added a few roasted pine nuts to each serving. They are easy to roast in the microwave - just watch them like a hawk!

I love this and it's an excellent way to use up fresh greens in the garden thanks for sharing !!

Turned out great

Very good and effortless. I just love the lemon at the end.

Yummy ! Easy to make and very tasty

Simple indeed and soo good. I don't even care for cooked spinach that much and I loved it. Thank you for submitting the recipe.

Loved it and so did my partner. I had some leftover fresh spinach from soup I made the other day. Wanted a new recipe and tried this. Followed it exactly. Definitely use the lemon, which I ...

I've made this without the lemon. I add halved cherry tomatoes once the spinach is just about wilted and then heat through. Sprinkle feta cheese on top and cover for another minute.

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