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Sauteed Spinach with Red Onion, Bacon and Blue Cheese

Bacon and blue cheese transform spinach into a stellar side. Popeye would be jealous.
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  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach (see Ingredient note), tough stems removed

2 strips center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, about 1 minute. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds more. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in bacon and sprinkle cheese on top. Serve immediately.
  2. Ingredient note: The sturdier texture of mature spinach stands up better to sauteing than baby spinach and it's a more economical choice. We prefer to serve baby spinach raw.