Sauteed Spinach & Garlic

This recipe is so easy, and I often make it when I need a quick pick-me-up. I love fresh spinach, and this is a great way to enjoy it.


~ 1 bag or small bag fresh spinach (approx 5 oz)
~ 1 tablespoon butter
~ 1 clove garlic

~ salt, to taste

Start by heating about 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan. Add in one clove of chopped fresh garlic.

We use organic spinach, and one bag or small box works (usually about 5 oz). Or, if you have a local farm, fresh local spinach is amazing!

Place your fresh spinach on top of the butter and garlic, pressing down to facilitate the wilting process.

Mix the spinach and garlic, cooking it down.

There will be some water that cooks out of the spinach. I usually drain that off or use tongs to serve the spinach.

This is an entire bag of spinach, which cooks down to a small bowl.

Add some salt to taste.

I would recommend serving this as two portions/sides.

What do you think?

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  • angela k church
    April 14, 2020

    wow 2 food items individuals love or hate but often it is in how they are used thanks for sharing your post this was very worthy of a read

  • Nyxie
    April 14, 2020

    This sounds gorgeous as a side to any meal. I love things like this and would often each spinach by itself.

  • Amber Myers
    April 15, 2020

    This looks amazing! I tend to love all things with garlic, so I will be trying this out for sure.

  • GiGi Eats
    April 15, 2020

    Simple. Delicious. Perfect. Spinach is one of my MOST FAVORITE foods. I eat it EVERY SINGLE DAY! 🙂

  • Theresa
    April 15, 2020

    Looks simple and delicious. A perfect recipe to use in my lunch menu!

  • Jamie H
    April 15, 2020

    Looks like a great side dish that would go well with most any dinner recipe. I know some people say their kids don’t like spinach, but mine LOVE it, so this will be happening at my house soon!

  • Terri Steffes
    April 15, 2020

    Girl, I love this side dish. I can eat my weight in it! Ha! It’s such a simple dish but wow, it enhances every meal that I make it with. I loved seeing your version, too!

  • Tasheena
    April 15, 2020

    Spinach is one of my favorite meals, I wish I had the items on hand to make this dish right now.

  • Chelsea Bared
    April 15, 2020

    This looks amazing! You photos are screaming at me from my screen! I can’t wait to try this.

  • Heather
    April 15, 2020

    This is such a delicious side dish! We tried it the other night with dinner and loved!

  • Beth
    April 16, 2020

    This is a delicious recipe. I used to hate spinach when I was a kid, but my mom never cooked it like this. We don’t have cooked spinach that often, but I usually cook it like this when we do.

  • R U S S
    April 16, 2020

    This recipe looks super easy-to-do even for people who don’t cook, like me. I like that it’s healthy, too. We all need that extra healthy boost during lockdown season.

  • Chef Dennis
    April 16, 2020

    Yum! Spinach is the best! This Sauteed Spinach and Garlic recipe looks really delicious and very satisfying to eat. I am so loving the color green. It’s perfect!

  • Lynndee
    April 16, 2020

    Spinach if one of my favorite vegetables. I usually saute it with eggs and cheese. I love using a lot of garlic in my cooking too. Will try this.

  • Catalina
    April 16, 2020

    My kid loves spinach a lot and I am always looking for new spinach recipes! I will try this!

  • Kathy
    April 16, 2020

    This looks really good. I actually love spinach. It’s been a while since I’ve had some though. This recipe looks really good.

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    April 16, 2020

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  • Shannon Gurnee
    April 18, 2020

    I love spinach and garlic! This looks like a delicious recipe and one I would definitely love to give a try, Thanks for sharing.

  • Rosemary
    April 19, 2020

    One of my favorite side dishes. Healthy and so easy to make. I probably eat this at least once a week. Great choice!

  • Alena Michelle
    March 4, 2021

    I love spinach, and garlic, not sure why I never paired the two. Now I’m going to have to.

  • Carmen
    September 16, 2021

    This is one of my favorite side dishes. I also add eggs and mushrooms with a bit of cheese depending on my mood.