Garlic Sauteed Spinach (Ina Garten)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Chicagoland Chef du

I saw Ina make this super easy side dish a few weeks back. It is easy, delicious and very tasty. From: Food Network / Barefoot Contessa Family Style. The beauty of this that I have halved the recipe and just made enough for the 2 of us.

Top Review by mamere94

I'm not sure quite what I was expecting, but it wasn't this. However, I did quite like it. I think I overcooked it, since mine is much more wilted than your photo, but this falls under the quick, easy, and yummy category. I'll definitely make this again, particularly if I have spinach a little past its prime for using raw (like what I used tonight). I completely forgot to add the butter and lemon at the end, but the garlic and oil and flavored it quite nicely.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the spinach well in cold water to make sure it's very clean. Spin it dry in a salad spinner, leaving just a little water clinging to the leaves.
  2. In a very large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and saute the garlic over medium heat for about 1 minute, but not until it's browned.
  3. Add all the spinach, the salt, and pepper to the pot, toss it with the garlic and oil, cover the pot, and cook it for 2 minutes. *At this point Ina turned off the flame/ heat source, covered the pan and let it wilt until ready to serve. This is how I made it and it worked beautifully.
  4. Uncover the pot, turn the heat on high, and cook the spinach for another minute, stirring with a wooden spoon, until all the spinach is wilted.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, lift the spinach to a serving bowl and top with the butter, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkling of sea or kosher salt. Serve hot.

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