Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Are you ready for the easiest recipe of all time?

Because this is it.

Garlic Sauteed Spinach - Fresh Spinach Leaves

It literally takes 10 minutes to make from start to finish.  Ten. Minutes.  And it’s totally delicious.

Pure spinachy awesomeness, right?

Garlic Sauteed Spinach - Fresh Spinach Leaves

Not to mention: it’s super healthy, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.  It just keeps getting better!

I guess anything that’s vegan is gonna be vegetarian, though, huh?  Interesting…

Garlic Sauteed Spinach - Adding to the pan

I first mentioned this recipe waaaaaaaay back in 2010 in my pan-roasted salmon post.  But, somehow, I never shared it.  Craziness!  Not sure just how it fell through the cracks of my recipe queue for so long, but it’s finally here.  Sorry for the wait.

Garlic Sauteed Spinach

The simplicity of this garlic sauteed spinach not only means it’s easy to make, it also means it compliments tons of different meats, like this steak recipe and these pork chops.  So good.

I prefer baby spinach to fully grown spinach in this recipe because of the delicateness and texture of the baby leaves, but this will also work with regular, old (ha! – get it?) spinach leaves if that’s all you have.  If you want to get fancy (and aren’t vegan!), you could also toss about a tablespoon of grated parmesan in the mix.

Because parmesan makes everything better.  Unless you’re vegan.

Garlic Sauteed Spinach

So, got 10 minutes?  Grab yourself these 5 simple ingredients and go make yourself some sauteed garlic spinach tastiness.

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5 from 7 votes
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Garlic Sauteed Spinach
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
So, got 10 minutes? Grab yourself these 5 simple ingredients and go make yourself some sauteéd garlic spinach tastiness.
Categories: Side
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: garlic spinach, sauteed spinach, sauteed spinach with garlic
Servings: 2
Calories: 78 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  1. Heat oil over med-high heat in a fry pan.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 min.
  3. Add spinach, salt and pepper. Toss the spinach for 1-2 minutes until mostly wilted.
  4. Remove from heat and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Sauteed Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 131.7mg5%
Carbohydrates 3.4g1%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 1.6g3%
Vitamin A 1150IU23%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Lacey Baier

Hey there! I’m Lacey Baier and I’d like to welcome you! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, as well as cleanish, my clean-eating supplement brand. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

11 thoughts on “Garlic Sauteed Spinach

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made this before (with your amazing salmon recipe!) but had somehow lost the recipe. Now I know why! Anyway, I came back searching for it because I’m making it tonight. Thank you — it is delicious and actually got my sons eating spinach for the first time!

  2. 5 stars
    I added a few red chili flakes and finished it with a sprinkling of lemon zest. Yummy!

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious! I’ve been looking for an easy, quick, delicious, sauteed spinach recipe for decades! This is perfect!! Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Because cooking is not my forte, I look for recipes that are quick and simple to prepare. This dish is simple, quick and delicious. It complimented my baked cod to perfectionand is now in my “favorite vegetable” file.

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