Sauteed Spinach with Parmesan Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Parmesan cheese seems to improve everything it touches, and spinach is no exception.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thoroughly wash and dry spinach and remove stems.
  2. (I usually use the packaged, pre-washed spinach so that I don't get too much water in this dish. Otherwise, be sure to dry the leaves very, very well.) Using half the ingredients and working in batches, heat olive oil in a large skillet over moderate heat.
  3. Saute garlic about one minute.
  4. Add spinach leaves, increase heat to high, and stir until evenly wilted, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add salt, pepper, and tomatoes.
  6. Cook an additional minute.
  7. Stir in grated Parmesan, remove from heat, taste, and adjust seasonings.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. If spinach releases too much water, you can drain mixture in a colander before serving.
  10. Taste and adjust seasonings again after draining.
Most Helpful

i always make sauteed spinach just like this, but i enjoyed the addition of the tomatoes. i used 2 small plum tomatoes, seeded and diced. i also had some chopped shallot. this made a lovely side dish, thanks.

chia March 05, 2004

Tasty vegetable dish, I used 2 bunches of fresh spinach and added 1 large tomato, nice colours.

Evie* August 16, 2005

I really enjoyed this recipe and my spinach-averse husband even ate a decent portion of it and liked it. I did have to drain the spinach before I served it. The leftover spinach continued to release water while in the fridge and so we threw it out because we don't like watery spinach. This is a very fast-paced dish so make sure you have everything READY to dump in the skillet. I'm not sure if my spinach was a little overcooked or not because I pressed my garlic cloves right into the skillet and I didn't have the cheese out of the fridge or the bag of spinach open. I would suggest this as a great dish to cook and eat the same day.

doggy momma February 01, 2005