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Garlic Sautéed Spinach

Garlic sautéed spinach transforms bundles of spinach into an easy, healthy and flavorful side dish that's made in just 10 minutes! Watch the video above to see how I make it.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic sauteed spinach, sauteed spinach, spinach recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 pound baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds. You don't want the garlic browning too much.
    Heating garlic and oil in a pan for garlic sauteed spinach.
  • Add the baby spinach to the pan. It will be a big mound, and you can use your hands to pack it in. Use tongs or a spatula to carefully flip the spinach over, so that all of the pieces get covered in oil and garlic.
  • Cover the pan for a minute to let it steam, then stir again. Repeat this process until the spinach is wilted down, about 5 minutes later.
    Covering a pan of garlic sauteed spinach for steaming.
  • Season with salt and pepper, then serve.



Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10633IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 3mg