Sautéed Spinach

A quick healthy side

Spinach comes together in no time, which is why it's my go-to weeknight side dish. If you're needing some extra nutrients and not sure what to make or tight on time, this is the recipe for you.

Just keep in mind - spinach cooks down A LOT! An 8 ounce bag cooks down to just 2 servings of sautéed spinach. So, if you're serving 4 or more people, you will want to buy the extra big bag.

sauteed spinach side recipe

what to serve with spinach?

The great thing about sautéed spinach is it goes with almost everything. Here are a few main dish ideas:

sauteed spinach recipe

Sauteed Spinach

A healthy, quick side dish. A squeeze of lemon juice gives the spinach a pop of flavor.

Course Side Dish
Keyword Spinach
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 bag spinach 8 ounces
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pepper
  • light squeeze lemon juice optional


  1. In a large sauté pan combine spinach and oil. Cook the spinach until it is almost wilted – about 3 minutes. Add minced garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice if using. Continue cooking until the garlic is no longer raw – about 2 minutes.

  2. Taste for seasoning. Spinach cooks down quite a bit. If you’re serving more than 2 people, you will want to double the recipe.


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