Garlic Butter Sauteed Spinach is an easy 5-minute recipe that combines lots of savory garlic with iron-rich spinach. It is all lightly sauteed in a butter sauce and then seasoned with salt and pepper to your taste. The perfect, quick side dish!
Sauteeing spinach is so easy, that is one of those things that I hardly consider a recipe. But just in case it's something you have never tried before, here is the way that we make sauteed spinach in our house! It is so easy to do, tastes absolutely delicious, and really can be made in just 5 minutes.
This is also a great way to use up any spinach that may be a little past its prime for fresh salads. If you do have fresh spinach to use, try this Spinach Blueberry Salad!
When you are first looking at it, 10 oz. may seem like a lot of spinach, but trust me, it really cooks down. This recipe creates enough for 4 servings, but Michael and I ate it all in one sitting-- just the two of us.
My favorite way to serve sauteed spinach is with a salmon filet! We love the pre-seasoned, wild caught salmon from Costco. They come together to make a super quick dinner. Some other things to pair with this spinach:
Ingredients for Garlic Butter Sauteed Spinach:
- 10 oz. fresh spinach leaves
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 cloves of garlic (or 40, just kidding, kind of. Use as much as you want. My family really likes garlic so we probably used like 8-10 cloves)
- salt and pepper to taste
- lemon for serving
Directions for Sauteed Spinach:
- In a large saute pan, melt butter. Add garlic and saute until aromatic. Keep it moving around the pan so that it cooks but doesn't burn.
- Add spinach and let wilt on medium heat, it should only take 2-3 minutes!
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- As soon as the spinach wilts, remove from pan and serve with a lemon wedge to squeeze on.
Garlic Butter Sauteed Spinach
Garlic Butter Sauteed Spinach is a 5-minute recipe, combining lots of savory garlic with iron-rich spinach that has been lightly sauteed in a butter sauce.
- 2 tbs. butter
- 10 oz. fresh baby spinach leaves
- 4 garlic cloves, diced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- lemon wedges, for garnish
In a large saute pan, melt butter.
Add garlic and saute until aromatic. Keep it moving around the pan so that it cooks but doesn't burn.
Add spinach and let wilt on medium heat, it should only take 2-3 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
As soon as the spinach wilts, remove from pan and serve with a lemon wedge to squeeze on.
Melissa Szymczak says
You have inspired tomorrow’s dinner! I think I have been overcooking my spinach now I know better. Thank you!