Sautéed Spinach

Hi everyone! I’m Laura and I’ve got my first recipe to share today. In this week’s basket there were 2 lovely bunches of spinach. I had a bit of green onion left over from last week and decided to combine the two for a new take on my classic sautéed spinach. I think it was a hit…But so far there has been nothing I can do to get my 3 year old to touch a piece of spinach!

Sautéed Spinach

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

9 minutes

Sautéed Spinach


  • 2 cups of Spinach (well rinsed, thick stems cut off--if there are any)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic (diced)
  • 1 green onion (cut on a bias, about 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat nonstick skillet over medium heat (make sure it is a skillet with a lid).
  2. Add in the butter and olive oil.
  3. To the butter and oil mixture, add in the garlic and red pepper flakes.
  4. Stir for about a 30 seconds (make sure garlic doesn't brown)
  5. Add in the Spinach, stir to coat, and then place the lid on the pan.
  6. Let cook for about 3 minutes until the spinach is wilted down.
  7. Add in green onion.
  8. Stir then cook for an additional 30 seconds.

Anyone have any ideas to get my youngest to taste the green leafy yumminess? PS. The baby chicks loved the spinach stems!


  1. Cindy Denman

    Swiss Chard is a new venture for me….my Mom never made it and I can’t say anyone else in the family did either. Would love some recipes if anyone has some to share. Thanks, Cindy

  2. Try rolling a leaf around an orange segment and dipping it in orange marmalade

  3. Hi I never make spinach OR escarole any other way, except you should boil the escarole for about 2 minutes to remove any bitterness. Any way, use your recipe but replace your red onion with MORE chopped garlic (I use 2 big cloves at least!) and not the red pepper either. I use some parmesian, grated over the top of the veggie when I serve it. I know someone who puts cheddar cheese in……Kale is also done this way, but you should give it a parboil as well. Just use whatever the kids like. Red pepper? yeah/////ours is garlic and cheese1

  4. try lazanna or quiche

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