Easy Garlic Sautéed Spinach

Remember as children, we turned our noses up at simply the sight of spinach? If you didn’t do that, then you’re one of the rare few. As a young child, I always turned my nose up at spinach, whether raw or cooked. Whenever my mom placed it on my dinner plate, I turned my nose up and refused to take even the slightest bit. Could it have been the smell, the taste, or the texture of the wilted leaves that was turning me off so much? To tell you the truth, I don’t understand why I disliked it so much.

I could have just scooped it up with a fork and eaten it in one forkful. Then, it would be over! And, I would have been one step closer to… DESSERT! Instead, I just sulked and ate mostly everything but the ooey-gooey spinach.

Easy Garlic Sautéed Spinach

5 from 4 votes
Recipe by Madison Course: SidesDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 tablespoon 1 olive oil

  • 4 cups 4 spinach, washed

  • 1 tablespoon 1 garlic powder

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add spinach and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes or until wilted to your liking.
  • Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Remove from the skillet. Serve and Enjoy!

Now, as an adult, I love spinach. Whether it be raw or sautéed, Of course, looking back now I never truly gave it a chance. However, I enjoy making it now. It’s a quick vegetable to cook to go alongside your other dinner items.

Eating spinach has many nutritional benefits. To give you an idea of what you are getting with each forkful, Spinach contains fiber, vitamin E, folic acid, iron, and calcium. It actually has quite a delicious taste when it is cooked and completely unseasoned. However, seasoning takes it to a whole new level. Not many ingredients are required to make spinach taste good.

So, if you need some help in the Spinach making department I am here to show you just how to make it, quickly and flavorfully. Let’s get to cooking!
The ingredients that you will need to make this recipe are 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 4 cups of spinach, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, salt, and pepper, to taste.

To cook this Easy Garlic Sautéed Spinach, begin by heating some olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Next, add the spinach and sauté it for 5 to 6 minutes or until it becomes wilted to your liking. Then, add the seasonings. Season the now, wilted spinach with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Toss it around with a spatula to get each leaf evenly coated. Finally, remove it from the skillet. Serve and Enjoy your Easy Garlic Sautéed Spinach!

That’s truly all there is to it folks. Now, I know why my mother served it to me. It was delicious of course! It was also quick and easy for her to make and she knew that I was getting a lot of nutrients and vitamins. Very clever, Mom!

Hopefully, you enjoy this Easy Garlic Sautéed Spinach recipe and eat it with whatever food you like. Simply, have fun and embrace it. Happy Cooking!!

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