Sauteed Baby Spinach

Spinach is one of my all-time favorite veggies…I love spinach salad, spinach dip, and this dish~ sautéed spinach! One of my favorite steak houses serves this as a side dish and when we go out for a treat-I make sure to order this very thing! It’s simple, healthy, and would you know my entire family likes this?! Yes, you heard it! They all eat spinach! yea! {I am sure Popeye had something to do with that}

Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil and 3 cloves of diced garlic in a large pan. Add spinach and sautee.

Spinach will “cook down” rather fast. If you have never made freshly sautéed spinach, it will surprise you how you can go from a pan overflowing with spinach leaves to a pan that looks like this! Many ladies may have only purchased spinach frozen or in a can…I am so okay with frozen spinach for dips, but for sautéed spinach- fresh is best!!!

Add to you liking salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Delicious!!!!

My 3 year  old flexing and saying “I eats me spinach!” hahaha!!! My 6 year old had a second helping! Yea! (excuse the crazy hair- we play hard)  

I wanted to also show you what I “paired” it up with…This was an evening that I had no idea what I was going to make for dinner…it was 7:00 and everyone was starving (have you ever been there?). This meal took 10 mins to make. Baked potatoes made in the microwave (not my favorite method, but my husband can’t tell), kielbasa on the grill and sautéed spinach. Nothing fancy, just comfy.

Sauteed Spinach
Serves: 6
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  • 8 cups baby spinach, rinsed and patted dry with paper towels
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves diced garlic (you may use 1 tsp garlic powder if you do not have fresh)
  • Salt/Pepper
  1. Heat large pan on medium high heat- add oil and garlic, sautee for 1 mins.
  2. Add spinach and sautee for 3 mins until wilted and cooked down.
  3. Add salt and pepper to your desired amount.



  1. How can this be? No comments on the spinach lol!! I think this looks tasty. I’ve never cooked spinach before for the family- but I must admit – the way you served it tempts me to give it a try – I have a funny feeling my kids are going to complain lol!

    Thanks Nelle!

    • Cracking up!!! I LOVE me spinach..but not everyone shares that love! hahaha!!!! Thanks for taking me from 0 to 1 are a true friend, hahaha!!! Love ya

  2. I am making this tonight with tilapia piccata and smashed fingerling potatoes with boursin cheese. I have a huge Costco container full of baby spinach. Plan on using the whole thing for three of us.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I love warm spinach, will try this soon. There was a place in CA. that served a warm spinach salad and it was my FAV.
    Thanks for sharing!!


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