Quick and Easy Sauteed Spinach
Fresh spinach is cooked in olive oil with garlic salt and Parmesan cheese in this recipe.
Fresh spinach is cooked in olive oil with garlic salt and Parmesan cheese in this recipe.
Exactly what the title says. Made this but substituted 2 minced cloves of fresh garlic for garlic salt, and added some previously-cooked chicken. Delicious!
easy and delicious, I added a sprinkle of nutmeg and at the very end a little balsamic which brought added some tang to compliment the parmesan
Very GOOD! Easy, quick and healthy! I had to use the "green jarred" parmaesan cheese and it was good, but for sure next time I will use freshly grated parmesan. I served this with Braised Balsamic Chicken recipe. Will make again.
I cook my spinach this way all the time but do not cover it. I heat the O oil with a tsp of butter for flavor, saute a chopped clove of garlic in the oil mixture, add the spinach, add a few pinches of kosher salt & fresh cracked pepper, continue sauteing till spinach has barely wilted, then squeeze the juice of 1/2 small lemon over all. Stir gently to distribute the lemon juice, remove from heat. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan or asiago cheese.
This would have been really good... but seriously, that is wayyyy too much garlic salt for us. I *halved* the amount and it was still really salty. Next time I will use garlic powder and just a tiny dash of salt. Thanks :)
This is a great way to cook spinach. I grew up eating it popeye style- out of a can all watery with butter. Lol! This is so good and healthy! I used minced garlic and fresh spinach from the roadstand. You just pile it up in the skillet and it cooks down with just a little olive oil like cabbage. So good!5/6 UPDATE- Last night i made this again but with fresh garlic sliced very thin-even better!
This was fantastic! I will always make spinach like this from now on. When I read the recipe, I thought 10 mins would be too long and make the spinach mushy, but it was perfect. I used 2 cloves of chopped fresh garlic (instead of the salt) and added that as soon as the oil heated up, and then sauteed it for about 1 minute to release the flavor before I added the spinach. My husband who hates the "spinach" flavor of this vegetable, ate his whole serving for once.
Really easy and great flavor! Instead of garlic salt I used fresh garlic and added a little sea salt. It was perfect over spaghetti.
Quick, easy and very good. I used fresh garlic as others suggested. My husband is not a big spinach fan but LOVED this recipe. I will make again...soon!
I loved how healthy this side dish is. I used fresh garlic but I think next time I will try it without salt. I may have added too much. Thanks.
Deeeelicious spinach side! I sauteed with 4 cloves of fresh garlic, chopped, instead of using garlic salt, and let my family add the parm to their individual portions. Great recipe~ thanks Denee! =)
This is really good. Used fresh garlic and freshly grated Parmesan. 10 ounces of spinach cooks down to a little over 1 serving. Need a lot more spinach for multiple servings.
This was so easy! Thanks! Hubby asked for seconds (not fan of spinach). I did use fresh minced garlic in place of the garlic salt. Delish!!
Ten minutes is far too long to cook this! Add the spinach a handful at a time, quickly tossing with tongs and adding another handful as the spinach wilts. Eliminate the garlic salt and use fresh minced garlic toward the end (so as not to burn it) for best flavor.
WOW! WAY too salty! Will try it again using half garlic powder/half salt.
This was a perfect way to use up 2 bags of fresh organic spinach! Added 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic to the olive oil. Used Hymilayan Sea Salt instead of garlic salt. Delicious!
this recipe is delicious. only downside is that i ate the whole thing myself....4 super tiny servings. looks like a lot when you throw the whole bag in the pan...but it shrinks down so much. good thing i'm the only one who likes spinach in the house :) anyway if you're looking to make 4 decent sized servings, you should definitely double the recipe.
This is a simple and delicious way to prepare spinach. My children liked the Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
I give this recipe 5 stars not just because of the taste, but because it hits my other high-priority criteria for a 5-star recipe: tasty, inexpensive, healthy, and fast! The first time I made it exactly as recipe states. Second time I sauteed some minced garlic (also from a jar) with some thinly sliced onions, then dumped in all the spinach. didn't have fresh grated Parmesan so I used the "green-jarred" stuff another reviewer mentioned. I sprinkled in the just before serving so it would "melt' and not be gritty. Kids still loved it. I'm grateful for quick and easy recipes like this one, as I try to transition to a healthier lifestyle for my family and me.
Simple & perfect! Thank you for the recipe! I used 1 clove fresh sliced garlic tossed into the oil before the spinach, & a pinch of sea salt sprinkled on after the spinach starts to wilt, instead of the garlic salt. We loved it! Sauteed spinach is such a quick, healthy, & beautiful side dish. :)
It is not that much more work to use fresh sliced garlic, so that's what I did. I used three cloves and let it cook in the oil before adding the spinach. When the garlic pieces started to sizzle, I added the spinach leaves and salt.
Delicious and super easy! Substituted fresh garlic for the garlic salt. Definitely a keeper!
Used 2 small garlic cloves instead of garlic salt and it was perfect. Should have used more fresh spinach as I forgot how much it shrinks. Will definitely make again. So quick and healthy!
I had no idea that Sauteed Spinach was so easy! I was a little scared to use all of the spinach I had so I only made a half-batch. I couldn't believe how much it shrank down, so next time I will just go for it. I also added quartered white mushrooms and liked the combination, left out the parmesean cheese and sprinkled some fresh lemon juice on after cooking. A tasty, fast, healthy dish.
This was very good and a nice change from a spinach salad. Thanks for the post. Hubby loved it and will make again.
This recipe was simple and very tasty. I used minced garlic in olive oil instead of garlic salt. I felt the parmesan cheese would give it a little kick and I was right. Delicious! Thank you for sharing.
Way too much garlic salt. I cut down to 1/2 tsp and it still was a bit too much. Garlic powder or fresh garlic would be a better choice and then add just a pinch of salt
i put minced garlic in the hot oil before adding the spinachand it turned out delicious! the spinach wilted a lot, so the only complaint was that there wasn't more of it!
This is a great recipe especially for people who like a lot of salt . I chose to leave salt out since I don't and it was fine for me. Wonderful, in fact. I did use a clove of fresh garlic. Thanks so much for the recipe! I have never cooked spinach before, just ate it raw in salads.If I hadn't seen this recipe I probably still would not have cooked it. I will now!
I didn't care for the very oily taste and texture of this dish. Perhaps sauteeing the spinach in butter would work better. I used garlic powder and a little bit of salt instead of garlic salt.
Lacking in flavor, in my opinion. Could have used fresh garlic and a little lemon juice.
Just needed the actual cooking instructions, and this was perfect. WAAAAAAY TOO SALTY though. I literally used half the amount of salt and we could barely eat it. Next time I'll just use a dash of salt and some garlic cloves, or even just some salted butter. Thank you! :)
4 stars because fresh garlic is better. Sauteed garlic in oil, sprinkled with sea salt. Balsamic is critical!
Way too salty! Sprinkle a little salt and some garlic powder. Also, 10 oz of spinach looks big in the pan, but after cooking, there is no way it could serve 4 people. With less salt, I will try again.
Steve and I loved.
I followed other reviewers and replaced the garlic salt with a clove of fresh minced garlic, sauteed a bit before adding the spinach. Watch the salt, though...after it's all concentrated and wilted down, the few turns of ground salt I added was a bit too much. It was easy, tasty and fast...will definitely make again.
An average way to eat it, but still tastes good. Add feta if you don't have parmesan.
Yum! I made this with fresh garlic sliced super thin. I added a little garlic salt halfway through cooking. Also, I cooked for about 7 minutes because I like my spinach to be on the fresher side.
This is one of my favorite quick and easy weeknight meals. Only change I made was fresh garlic substituted for garlic salt. Serve it alongside or over top of jasmine rice with a little soy sauce and it is Heaven!
The cooking method is fine but it is WAY too much garlic salt. I was in a hurry and did not read the critical reviews like I normally do. I had half the amount of spinach so I halved the garlic salt but I should've at least quartered it. After the fact I notice that most of the high reviews say that they used fresh garlic instead of garlic salt (they didn't follow the recipe). Even my husband who is a salt fiend and adds salt to everything thought it was way to salty.
I added carrots to the recipe, but otherwise followed the recipe. It was i really good side dish, but pretty basic. It could use more seasoning
This is a very easy recipe, and I like the idea of combining olive oil, garlic, spinach, and parmesan. However, it is much too salty for me (and I love both garlic and salt!) I almost could not finish it. Granted I did not use the entire bag of spinach (almost) - but I also only used one tsp of garlic salt. I think next time I will cut way back on the garlic salt or use fresh garlic as others have suggested.
WAY too salty, I recommend halving the garlic salt.
Made it exactly the way the recipe stated. It tasted so salty, we could not eat it. I ended up throwing the whole thing away. I even used less garlic salt. I was so upset
This was very good and easy!
This is excellent as is...but for a real treat stir in a couple of tablespoons of rich cream at the very end and let your tastebuds be amazed!
Easy, healthy and yummy. I sprinkled garlic powder instead of using that much garlic salt. I also skipped the parmesan cheese. Maybe next time I will add it. Paired it with steak and mushrooms.
Great way to use up bagged spinach that was about to go bad. I topped it with grated Emmentauler cheese (sp?). I loved this but my kids, who aren't spinach lovers, didn't. I'll make it again next time they're away!
Exactly as title says--quick and easy, and very tasty. Totally no hassle. Used minced garlic (the kind in the glass jar) instead of garlic salt and used enough olive oil to fully coat the frying pan, which was more than 1 tbsp. Also added a little onion salt. Also, used shredded Parmesan that you buy in the bag like other shredded cheeses. Husband (not a veggie lover) and 6 year old child both liked it too.
Oh my gosh! Probably the best and most flavorful spinach I have ever had. Loved the garlic flavor, although I had to sub garlic powder and salt in place of teh garlic salt. My new spinach recipe, for sure.
This was so good I can't even stop thinking about it. Sauteed two cloves of minced garlic in the heated oil, after a minute I added about 8 oz spinach (about half of a big container from Sam's), a few turns each of freshly ground pepper and sea salt, covered for 5 minutes as directed, tossed around, covered and cooked for another five minutes and then sprinkled some shaved parm on there. So. Freaking. Good. This amount was enough for my husband, 4 year old (who took one bite, said it was delicious and didn't touch it again) and me. After dinner, I scraped all the crispy little pieces of spinach stuck to the pan and ate them - fantastic! If only I could figure out a way to get it all crisped up like that. As it is, still delicious. Thanks for a great, easy recipe.
easy, quick and delicious side dish. I used organic spinach, which quickly cooked down in 1 T olive oil. I then added one fresh garlic, chopped. I did not use any garlic salt. After reading what other reviewers wrote, I decided to use a little sprinkle sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. I love spinach and this had such great flavor. I wish I had more spinach but next time I can always double up. This complimented my, "Alaskan Salmon Bake with Pecan Coating," and "Mushroom Rice," from this website. I will use this recipe again in the future.
We didn't like this alot, but I think, like others had done, using fresh garlic would be really good. Also, 1 bag of spinach isn't alot once it's cooked, I'd use 2-3 bags of it if you have 4-5 people who love spinach :)
Very yummy and easy! Followed the recipe exactly, just did it on the grill instead of the stove (since the grill was already fired up, and it was too hot to heat up the kitchen). Put the spinach in a big pan, and put it on the top rack of the grill. Definately use "real" parm cheese! Thank you!
Really easy, quick and delicious!
What a great recipe. I'm so glad I found it. I can't tell you how many times I've tossed out open bags of spinach because I didn't get it used up before it went bad. This is so quick, easy, and tasty that I no longer have an excuse to let my spinach go bad.
So quick and easy! Next time I'll double the recipe to feed my family of 4.
I don't really like spinach and I thought this was fantastic! I used sliced fresh garlic and salt instead of garlic salt.
I loved this recipe. I did like the other reviewers suggested and used a clove of fresh garlic, salt and pepper to taste. I chopped the garlic fine and sauteed it in the olive oil before adding the spinach. I had been looking for a recipe that was similar to one of my favorite restaurants and this came as close to it as possible.
Very good and easy recipe. I sauteed the spinach with real minced garlic, a dash of salt, and also added sun-dried tomatoes. I put this over turkey burgers and sprinkled shaved parmesan cheese on top. Exactly what I had envisioned! Healthy too!
Definitely must use real minced garlic.
As the recipe promised, quick and easy. Used garlic powder and a pinch of kosher salt instead of garlic salt.
Used garlic powder instead of garlic salt and it turned out great! It's a quick and easy way to get veggie servings in!
We loved this and will make it many times again! I substituted the garlic salt with two cloves crushed garlic and a couple shakes of sea salt. In the future I may skip the salt altogether, the Parmesan will be plenty of salt for our taste. Excellent!
I only had a 6oz bag of fresh spinach so I used a little over 1/2 a teaspoon of garlic salt....it was WAAAY to salty. Good! but salty... next time I know better to use less....
You must try adding a 1/4 cup of Dry Sherry to this during the last few mins. It's delicious.
quick and easy.
I am not a spinach person but this is the only way I will eat it. Instead of garlic salt I used chopped garlic and salt to taste.
The first time, I made it as is and it was delicious!! I had forgotten that the amount of cooked spinach is about a fourth of what you wash! So I quickly made more and used fresh minced garlic instead of powder. Just as delicious!
Yes Make sure not to add garlic salt use powder. The parm cheese makes its salty enough. Im glad I read the reviews.
Loved the taste but too salty for us. I also made the mistake of leaving the spinach in the pan and adding the cheese there. It needs to be drained first or moved to a separate serving dish, then add the cheese. Overall very good though. Next time I will use fresh garlic or garlic powder and add salt separately. Thanks!
Awsome! I did drain liquid from pan before adding cheese. I only added 1 teas. of garlic salt and didn't cook as long as suggested.
Made this following the recipe but we didn't think it had much flavor. Something was missing, but what?
This was awful! The salt was completely overpowering and really made it inedible. Everyone at the table had to spit it out and that left me pretty embarrassed.
Simple, quick and REALLY nice! Thanks for sharing!
WOW! My husband even ate it! Great recipe, quick and easy and good.
My family and I are in the midst of a diet change, so we are adding veggies to atleast one meal a day. This was awesome. It was scarfed down by a 3, 9, 10 and two 30 year olds. I loved the simplicity and flavor. I think it would even be great without the cheese. You won't have to threaten anyone to get these greens eaten.
This has been around for years. It is the basis of most Italian veggie recipes, especially Brocoli Rabe. I use Olive Oil and lots of sliced garlic. I add cannellini beans and saute all for 2 minutes. Then I add a whole bag of fresh bay spinach leaves and toss. Let simmer until spinach is wilted.
not bad. will make again
I made this for my boyfriend, and he really liked it. I follwed the recipe exactly, and it was so easy. I will definately make this again, probably as often as 4 times a month.
This was a quick and very easy recipe. Next time, I will probably use less parmesan as it kinda overpowered the taste of the spinach
This is an Excellent recipe, however for people who keep calling this "healthy" It NOT! One TBSP of oil has 15 grams of fat. Please remember that.
My husband and I loved this! I used fresh garlic with salt and pepper. Very yummy and healthy side dish!
Since spinach has a natural tangy taste, I made sure not to over do it with spices. I used minced garlic, 1 table spoon of olive oil, and garlic powder because I didn't have garlic salt. I watch my salt intake, therefore, I used only a pinch of salt. It was very good. I used a 10oz. bag of fresh spinach, which doesn't amount to very much once it is sautéed. You may need two bags if you are cooking for around 4 people. I cooked this for my husband and I and we ate all of it at once, because when it's sautéed it withers. This dish is good and I will make it again and again.
This was very good and easy to make! Thanks for sharing! 2/27/19: Still making this and sometimes use fresh garlic and add some salt or a little garlic powder and salt. Last night I used a Garlic blend I had on hand and it worked perfectly!
Salt overboard! Couldn't eat this as it was so salty and I only put 1 Tsp of the garlic salt in! I will try this again with fresh garlic and a little sea salt, but as written you can't eat this.
Great side....love the parmesan in this...but I used 3 cloves fresh garlic minced instead of the garlic salt....Thanks!
Great recipe. I agree with other reviews, it didn't need to cook nearly as long as the recipe said. I also found it salty and will cut the salt by about 1/2 next time, but it was really good!
I was not a spinach fan til I mad this! Wonderful recipe!
Pretty good recipe. I used a clove of fresh garlic and a pinch of kosher salt instead of the garlic salt. I also didn't cook it that long either, just until the spinach wilted.
This was so salty we could hardly eat it the first time, so after I cut the salt, this was amazingly delicious. I was used to canned mushy watery Popeye spinach before and all of us were surprised how much we liked this dish. I used minced garlic instead of garlic salt and just sprinkled a little kosher salt on. Timing was perfect too. Thanks for the great recipe!
SO easy, and very tasty! The spinach was not dry at all. It was a little too salty with the amount of garlic salt suggested. I'd cut it in half next time. We will definitely be using this recipe very often!
Great recipe. I used a 6 oz bag and it made 2 servings (I think a 10 oz bag would make about 3 servings).
Super easy and yummy! A keeper
Recipes that are fast and easy are always great, but like others have mentioned, this one is ridiculously salty as written. Managed to salvage it by rinsing it several times with water before adding the cheese. Next time I'll cook some garlic in the oil before adding the spinach, then add salt to taste. If using garlic salt, I'd suggest starting with half the suggested amount and go from there.
wow! what a great, simple way to use that extra spinach I had in the fridge. Thanks!
I used real minced garlic instead of the salt and skipped on the parmesan to save calories and this was delicious. I also added a little bit of pepper.
Quite good and very simple. Thanks for the recipe. I found I had to saute the spinach for less than the recommended time as I prefer it to be more lighly sauteed than mushy. Ingredient combo, however, was perfect! Again, simple and delicious. Thanks!