Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This easy recipe is guaranteed to turn a spinach hater into a spinach lover!


  1. Steam or microwave the spinach just until wilted, about 3 minutes.
  2. Squeeze out the liquid.
  3. Saute the garlic clove in the butter for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the spinach, sour cream, lemon juice and salt.
  5. Stir often until just hot.
Most Helpful

I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. I LOVE spinach, but the rest of the family kind of just "tolerates" it. After we ate, my husband said "That was the most cooked spinach that i've ever eaten at one sitting." He loved it! I wilted the spinach right in the skillet with the garlic instead of micro-steaming it. I used light sour cream and used just a pinch of sugar to balance that lemon juice. This is a winner. Thanx!

*Parsley* August 26, 2010

When I started to make this dish I was sure I had a lemon in the fridge... no lemon! Still this spinach was wonderful. The sour cream adds a mild tang and one clove of garlic was perfect. Thanks for a great spinach recipe!

Cookin-jo July 29, 2009

Very good and very rich. Hubby gobbled this up as a side with smoked pork chops and steamed white asparagus. This will be added to our regular rotation of side dishes.

Ms B. November 06, 2007