Sauteed Spinach with Parmesan Cheese

"Parmesan cheese seems to improve everything it touches, and spinach is no exception."
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  • Thoroughly wash and dry spinach and remove stems.
  • (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.
  • Saute garlic about one minute.
  • Add spinach leaves, increase heat to high, and stir until evenly wilted, about 2 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper, and tomatoes.
  • Cook an additional minute.
  • Stir in grated Parmesan, remove from heat, taste, and adjust seasonings.
  • Serve immediately.
  • If spinach releases too much water, you can drain mixture in a colander before serving.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings again after draining.

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  1. chia2160
    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.
  2. ltdsaloon16r
    Tasty vegetable dish, I used 2 bunches of fresh spinach and added 1 large tomato, nice colours.
  3. doggy momma
    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.


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