Easy Sautéed Spinach is a quick, healthy, and versatile side dish that pairs well with almost any meal. It’s a simple way to add a serving of greens to your diet, and it’s flavorful enough to please everyone at the table.


  • 1 pound fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: a squeeze of lemon juice or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese


  1. Rinse the spinach leaves thoroughly in cold water to remove any dirt or grit. Drain and pat dry with paper towels or use a salad spinner.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant, being careful not to burn it.
  3. Add the spinach to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Using tongs, turn the spinach so that it wilts evenly. This should take about 3-5 minutes. The spinach will reduce significantly in volume.
  4. Once the spinach is wilted and heated through, remove it from heat. If desired, add a squeeze of lemon juice or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for extra flavor.
  5. Serve the Easy Sautéed Spinach immediately as a side dish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 70-90
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Protein: 3g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • Serves: 4

This Easy Sautéed Spinach is a delightfully simple dish that’s full of flavor and nutrition. It’s a great way to enjoy the benefits of spinach, and its simplicity allows the natural flavors of the ingredients to shine through. Perfect for a quick weeknight side dish or as part of a more elaborate meal!

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