Sautéed Spinach in a blue bowl with parmesan.

Italian Sautéed Baby Spinach

A fast, easy and delcious spinach side dish made extra yummy with finely grated parmesan cheese. Comes together in just under 10 mins.

Course Vegetable/Side Dish
Cuisine Italian/American
Keyword Italian Spinach, Sauteed Spinach, Wilted Spinach
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 206 kcal
Author Heather


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large cloves garlic *minced, about 2 tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp red chili pepper flakes *optional
  • 16 oz baby spinach *pre-washed
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place a large frying pan over medium/low heat. Add oil, garlic and chili pepper flakes. Cook until garlic and chili flakes just start to become fragant and just begin to bubble.

  2. Working in batches, add in 1/3 of spinach and sauté until just wilted. Continue with the process until all spinach has been added and cook just until last batch is wilted.

  3. Take off heat and stir in parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.

**See above notes in post for tips to lower calories. 

Nutrition Facts
Italian Sautéed Baby Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.