Best Ever Italian Spinach

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is the best ever Italian Spinach. I believe it is very close to the recipe used by the Memphis resteraunt called Grisanti's. This recipe would also be VERY easy to double or triple. I hate eggs, and I love this recipe. My husband is not a huge 'green veggie' fan, and he loves this recipe. It is great, fast, easy, involves common ingredients, and will be a staple in your kitchen. I am going to try cooking in batches and putting in ziplocks to freeze (OAMC).


  1. Thaw spinach and squeeze out excess water.
  2. Now, squeeze some more and set aside.
  3. In a saute skillet, over medium heat, add olive oil and garlic.
  4. Cook until garlic is golden brown (don't burn it!).
  5. Add spinach and seasonings, saute for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Break in eggs and continue to saute and stir until eggs are cooked and thoroughly mixed into the spinach.
  7. Drain any excess oil and transfer to serving platter.
  8. Sprinkle grated Paremesan cheese over the top, amount to your liking.
Most Helpful

The first time I tried it was not good all. I used a 10oz box of Kroger spinach (which is in a box with no plastic bag inside). The second time I used the 9oz Green Giant which is in a boilable or microwavable pouch. I also adjusted the recipe to 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 cloves minced garlic and 1 large egg (instead of 2) and it was perfect. It was as good or better than the Grisanti's I have been accustomed to here in Memphis. To thaw the spinach I microwaved for 3 minutes and then squeezed excess water out. Thanks so much for the recipe....

Nexus7 April 10, 2011

While I loved this recipe, my kids didn't care for it too much. They are rather picky with spinach (that is why no 5 stars...kid approval gets = 5 stars). Anyway, this is a wonderful spinach recipe and I will be making it again and again for my husband and myself. I did add pepper when I made it and used a bit less olive oil...very good!!

Chef_Rese February 05, 2008