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Sautéed spinach on a white plate with lemon wedge.
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Garlic Sautéed Spinach

Letting your side dish take the spotlight is many times one of the best ways to let your dish stand out. This simple but richly flavored Garlic Sauteed Spinach is packed with a saturated olive oil and roasted garlic flavor then sprinkled with freshly squeezed lemon. This delicious spinach side dish is one to keep on hand.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Aimee Mars


  • 1 lb Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 6 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons Coarse Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice freshly squeezed


  • Rinse the spinach leaves in cold water and then delicately pat dry with a paper towel or spin in a salad spinner.
  • Place a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat and pour in the olive oil. Once the oil has heated add the garlic and saute for about 1 minute, just before it begins to brown.
  • Add the spinach, salt, and pepper to the pot and toss to combine with the garlic. Cover the pot with a lid and saute for about 2 minutes. Remove the lid and turn the heat up to high. Cook, stirring continuously, for 1 more minute.
  • Remove the spinach from the heat and add the butter and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Toss to coat before serving.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 1254mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10721IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 3mg