Easy Sautéed Spinach

My whole family loves this super Easy Sautéed Spinach.  And it turns out Popeye was right!  Spinach is good for your body and super tasty too. Sautéing with garlic and olive oil brings the taste of the spinach up to a whole new level.  It’s so easy to make and really delicious.  I’ve made this recipe skinny compared to the kind you would order in a restaurant by using just a small amount of heart healthy olive oil and not adding the usual butter. I can eat this whole bowl of spinach all by myself but my kids won’t allow that to happen!

Hope your week is productive and healthy!

Ali in the Valley

Easy Sautéed Spinach

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time5 mins

Total Time10 mins

Servings: 4

Author: Alison Ball


  1. 2 large bunches of spinach about 1 lb.

  2. Olive oil extra virgin

  3. 3 cloves garlic sliced

  4. Salt to taste

  5. splash of fresh juice from lemon


Cut off the thick stems of the spinach and discard. Clean the spinach by filling up your sink with water and soaking the spinach to loosen any sand or dirt. Drain the spinach and then repeat soaking and draining. Put the spinach in a salad spinner to remove any excess moisture.

Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute, until the garlic is just beginning to brown.

Add the spinach to the pan, packing it down a bit if you need to with your hand. Use a couple spatulas to lift the spinach and turn it over in the pan so that you coat more of it with the olive oil and garlic. Do this a couple of times. Cover the pan and cook for 1 minute. Uncover and turn the spinach over again. Cover the pan and cook for an additional minute.

After 2 minutes of covered cooking the spinach should be completely wilted. Remove from heat.

Drain any excess moisture from the pan. Add a little more olive oil, sprinkle with salt to taste and squart of lemon juice Serve immediately.

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