Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
6 min
Cook:
4 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic (6 cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Lemon
  • Sea or kosher salt, optional
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Rinse the spinach well in cold water to make sure it's very clean. Spin it dry in a salad spinner, leaving just a little water clinging to the leaves.

In a very large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and saute the garlic over medium heat for about 1 minute, but not until it's browned. Add all the spinach, the salt, and pepper to the pot, toss it with the garlic and oil, cover the pot, and cook it for 2 minutes. Uncover the pot, turn the heat on high, and cook the spinach for another minute, stirring with a wooden spoon, until all the spinach is wilted. Using a slotted spoon, lift the spinach to a serving bowl and top with the butter, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkling of sea or kosher salt. Serve hot.


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Good flavors but the salt killed it. I used kosher salt and unsalted butter. <div><br /></div><div>I tried adding a bunch more spinach to try and balance out the salt. It was still too salty. Maybe this was a typo? Just add a little salt and add more if needed. I will try it again that way. </div> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks for this great recipe! I used salted butter so cut the salt ratio significantly. It was still a bit salty for my taste but I served it with rice to mellow it out some. Also added some basil and my guests loved it! Such an easy and quick recipe that I'm sure that I'll make frequently :)  item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has all the components of a great spinach recipe, and it will be a definite go-to recipe for cooked spinach. BUT, it is way too salty, next time I'll cut the salt in half. Also, I like the idea of adding mushrooms. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I added red pepper flakes to give it a nice spiciness to it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, will be using this side for some time to come. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ina's recipes all suck. I've never liked them. I try them but they turn out bad. Go to Tyler Florences recipes. They are great. Also, this new website design sucks also. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty! I used onions as well as garlic, and it was extremely flavourful! I've never had a taste for spinach, but this recipe really awoken my appetite. Super easy to make, too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was tasty. I tweaked it bit however. I only had a 5oz bag of spinach so I used less salt (1/2 teaspoon of sea salt), this was almost too much still, so definitely cut back on the salt. I also added an inch of sliced ginger just before adding the spinach. Once done I mixed in about 1/2 teaspoon of lime zest. It was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great dish if your looking for a spinach thats a little bit more healthy try Man Cook Food Blogs entry on Uncreamed Spinach! http://mancookfoodblog.wordpress.com/ item not reviewed by moderator and published
east tasty and delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was good - but as others said it was way too much salt. Wish I would have checked before hand. I used Kosher salt and still too much! item not reviewed by moderator and published
DO NOT PUT TEASPOONS OF SALT. THAT IS WAY TOO MUCH. HALF A TEASPOON IS MORE THAN ENOUGH. It won't be edible with that much salt. You"re normally only supposed to have 1 teaspoon of salt daily. Idk what this person was thinking item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent - added shallots - truly perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used frozen spinach and it turned out well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loves this recipe especially with the garlic flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious. My teenager asked for multiple servings! item not reviewed by moderator and published
PLEASE NOTE this recipe calls for KOSHER SALT, not regular table salt. One teaspoon of table salt equals ONE TABLESPOON of kosher salt. So if using regular salt here, try a 1/2 teaspoon. Or better yet, add less and taste test before adding more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
nice see my recipe too http://haffaskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/10/spinach-with-potatoes-aalo-palak.html item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy and delicious. Husband loved it too; definitely a keeper. Thanks, Ina. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and very tasty! I LOVE spinach and never thought of putting lemon...now I love it even more!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious! Didn't change a thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good, very simple, very quick! Loved it, and something that is so healthy for you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect. So simple, easy and delicious. An incredibly quick and tasty side dish. I will add this to the repertoire and make it again and again. Love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an easy and very tasty recipe! I will definitely make it again. Thanks, Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this!! It's so healthy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added too much lemon and left the butter off completely. Will definitely make it again though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very delicious dish, I added mushrooms and a red onion but other then that, I followed the recipe exactly. Will definately be making this dish again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
made it for the 2nd time lastnight. Used 1/2 the salt &amp; 2x's the butter. everyone loved it! The only spinach dish i EVER went back for 2nd's!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an easy and simple recipe. The flavor is delicious, but not so overpowering that you don't get the great flavor from the spinach. Really great! I skipped the lemon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
2nd favorite recipe so far by Ina! Quick and easy if you buy the bagged spinach. Full of flavor. I use less butter and 1 tablespoon oil and it comes out fine. Leftovers are wonderful too if you want to make a larger batch. Which I suggest because even my 9 year old ask for seconds! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty, easy, quick recipe. My husband loved the splash of lemon flavoring at the end. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious...and so easy: item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this a few times and this is definitely the best simple cooked spinach recipe..I wouldn't change a thing! Made this for dinner tonight and forgot that a 1 1/2 lb fresh spinach only makes 2 cups! Next time I will triple the recipe! Gotta have leftovers! Thanks, Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy! My family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple to prepare and very delicious....not to mention healthy. I love anything with garlic and olive oil actually. Spinach lends itself nicely to those flavors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple recipe and great flavor; I've made it several times. The only thing I change sometimes is to add thinly sliced mushrooms - shitakes are yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wanted a new recipe for spinach and this was great. I did change it a little though by adding chopped shallots and mushrooms with the garlic to start. Company enjoyed it very much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! This is my stand by recipe for spinach. Excellent recipe for the entire family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was surprised at how good this was. Easy and yummy - 10! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect and easy. Ina's recipes never disappoint. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely LOVE this recipe. My mom taught me it. So simple and SO delicious. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUS!!! If you love spinach, you will NEVER eat it from a can again....easy and yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy, and super tasty. Way to go with my favorite vegetable. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am almost 50 years old and have never had fresh cooked spinach before. Sure, I've eaten canned spinach and frozen spinach, and I've eaten fresh spinach in salads many times. I made your garlic sauteed spinach recipe last night and I could not believe the flavors! Yum! Absolutely delicious! I loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was delicious!Just follow what the recipe calls for and it should be ok item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic! I personally don't think you can go wrong with extra garlic and a little less salt. The lemon juice is the icing on this cake! Everyone loves it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We make this all the time, because my husband loves spinach, and this takes no time. However, I don't add any salt anymore, because it always seems to turn out too salty (I love salt! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was wonderful, but DO NOT add the salt! I put half the salt the first time and could barely eat it. The second time I put just a pinch, and it was still too salty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple, quick, tasty and healthy. My kids loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This took less than five minutes to make. Delicious with a little less salt. The lemon juice makes it perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! It's very easy to make, and extremely good! The only change I made was to reduce the salt. Other than that, I made no changes, and I will definitely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved it. I did not use a dutch oven... just a frying pan on medium until the spinich was wilted. I used WAY less salt and a little more pepper cause that's what I like. Also, no butter for me... health reasons and I also don't care for butter. MMMMM item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, Easy, EXCELLENT!!!! I made this last night to go with my Chicken Piccata and it was to die for!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too salty; I'll reduce salt to just one teaspoon next time. Otherwise, easy and yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy and delicious. I make this once a week and it goes perfectly with my low carb lifestyle. Love the butter mixed in! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent, now I can cook for my son's girlfriend, who is vegetarian. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this on top of Craw fish and Yellow grits . Delicious ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was sooo yummy! I'm not usually a cooked-spinach kind of girl, unless it's cooked down into a soup or maybe in some rice. Usually my spinach goes on a sandwich or in a salad, but this was just scrumptious. My husband, who doesn't care for cooked spinach either, really liked it as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So I didn't have lemon so instead I used salt-free lemon-pepper. I didn't want to use butter (health reasons so I just went without it. I added thinly sliced onion like Kelly.McTague_1 mentioned, and it made the spinach sing... well I sang, the spinach disappeared. GREAT RECIPE. Next time I will make sure I have lemon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very yummy way to eat fresh spinach. We eat a lot of fresh spinach and this was a nice change.. the only thing I changed was to add some onion when I sauteed the garlic. I will for sure make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Staple recipe for sure. I always add rosemary, and/or whatever herbs need trimming around here. It's always a hit among those who like cooked spinach. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
So tasty and easy to make! This has been my go to spincah recipe for the past month! :D item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and incredibly easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very delicious and healthy side dish! I also added mushrooms to the pan, and poured the lemon juice in the oil first rather than later.Also listened to other reviewers and added less salt. Turned out really nice. Will be making it again soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty. I thought I was going to have too much to serve 6 - but once it was sauteed, there was barely enough to go around. I used lemon-infused olive oil. YUM. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! I was sick and it took me few minutes to make it... delicious and tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's the best quick vegetable dish EVER......I can't get enough...Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I used little salt, a touch of Parmesan, and frozen spinach. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! I added toasted Marconi Almonds for a wonderful crunch... the lemon adds great flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my! What a wonderful recipe. Spinach is one of my favorite dark green veggies and I love serving it all kinds of ways. My first introduction to this style was in a Greek restaurant. I ordered it as a side dish and everywhere I go I must try it. Finally I found this recipe from Ina and I had to try it. It was absolutely wonderful and full of flavor. It takes no time to prepare and you really can't goof it up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good but WAAAAY to salty next time I would add half the amount or even just 1/2 tsp. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Very tasty. I put the butter and lemon in with the spinach as it cooked instead of putting it on after cooked. Easy and yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect spinach side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO. DELICIOUS. The lemon is a perfect complement to the spinach. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So Yummy, even the kids loved it :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely the quickest and tastiest way to deliver healthy goodness spinach with garlic to your family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really yummy, But it cools fast so eat it quickly. After its cold its not as yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the instructions as listed, this was excellent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight, though did take some suggestions from other reviewers...added sweet onions and fresh mushrooms. I also added toasted walnuts and sprinkled some parmesan cheese. Delicious! Great as a vegetarian main course. Definitely a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely yummy! I added a little fresh ginger which adds a nice flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not typically a spinach fan, but this was fantastic, &amp; very easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe. Not only is it tasty but it is quick and simple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another perfect recipe from Ina. I halved it because I was only cooking for my husband and I, and it came out perfectly. Tasted restaurant-quality and is the perfect example of Ina's mantra that a few simple fresh ingredients can go a long way. Plus, it takes just minutes to make. Thanks, Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually love Ina's recipes and I'm not sure what happened here but it was so salty that my son and I couldn't eat it. I used a little less than a pound of spinach, so I only used 1 tsp of Kosher salt and it was barely edible. I used garlic and shallots along with the butter and lemon which tasted good, so next time I'll just sprinkle in a little Kosher salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely wonderful and my 11 and 14 years old ate it. I was craving sauteed spinach but was not sure how to make it. The aroma in the house was divine. I did add mushrooms to the dish to incorporate some more elements and paired it with a baked lemon chicken recipe. Dinner was awesome last night. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was all right. Certainly not a 'stand out' dish, IMO. if you are trying to get family to eat veggies this would be a good choice, but if you are looking for a 'wow' factor for company or a special occasion meal I would keep looking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is great side dish. My husbond does not like vegs, but he eats this dish. it is great with chicken and pork. Thank you for another great dish Barefoot Contessa. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the second time making this recipe and this time I cut the salt down to just 1 tsp. kosher salt and my family still thought it was to salty. Next time I'll try 1/2 tsp. and then add more at the end as needed. I like (Green1313's) idea of adding shallots and mushrooms to it, I'll try that next time to change it up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Such an amazing dish. I eat it as entree when I want to eat healthy. I also add shallots and mushrooms and, "WOW!" Thanks again Ina. Great as always! item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMY! Easy, and I thought that the salt was fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so quick and easy! The garlic smells great and is lovely in the dish. If I didn't use my Le Creuset Dutch oven I think it would have been harder to clean. Some of the spinach stuck to the bottom. item not reviewed by moderator and published
To the person who said there was too much salt - did you use kosher salt, which is what the recipe calls for? If you use table salt, you should halve it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this in like two seconds. Yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never really liked Spinach, but this recipe changed that! I did not need 6 servings, so I cut the spinach and forgot to cut the lemon, so it was a bit tangy. Even with the extra lemon it was great. I also added some toasted pine nuts, which added a nice texture and extra taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband has said " I don't like spinach" Well he loved this, and all of it was gone after supper! Actually everyone loved it. I did fix according to our tastes, I added a slivered up red onion, mushrooms and toasted almonds, that I had cooked before adding the spinach ! Even our youngest granddaughter loved it. Thanks Ina! I would have never thought spinach could be soooo good! I had never fixed it this way, and now will probably not fix it any other way! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh, and yes, use the measurements for Kosher salt. For regular salt I'd halve it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well I certainly agree with you on this website design, I hate it too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well, donnie...suck and bad are not very helpful. I have tried this recipe and it is delicious when followed correctly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree! 2 teaspoons of kosher salt is "WAY TOO MUCH" sodium for a side dish. Would you like some Spinach with your salt? Too much salt is unhealthy and the food network should NOT be promoting or allowing these kinds of recipes to be associated with their network or the should come with a warning label at the least... item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's fine if you use kosher salt. Two teaspoons of regular salt would probably be too much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When will people quit using table salt?? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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