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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 199kcal
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


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


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.
**See above notes in post for tips to lower calories. 


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10731IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 3mg