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This delicious sautéed spinach and garlic butter recipe has a lot going for it.  It’s fast, easy to make, healthy and delicious.

As I was growing up, vegetables were something where mom opened a can of corn, beans, peas or whatever and heated them up.  No wonder I never cared for vegetables… and why parents have trouble getting their kids to eat them!

Now that I have been creating vegetable recipes, I’ve found a delicious new food group (vegetables) that I love eating.  I feel better, don’t crave unhealthy foods and have a better outlook on life.  I should say though, that while I mention kids and eating vegetables in this post, I wouldn’t try this one to get the kids to eat more spinach.  The taste, while delicious, is definitely an adult taste.

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Sautéed Spinach with Garlic Butter and Lemon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Sauteed Spinach Recipe
  • 10 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt butter in large skillet.
  2. Sauté garlic until lightly browned.
  3. Add spinach, sauce until it begins to wilt
  4. Squeeze 1/2 of the lemon into it and mix.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste
  6. Serve. Squeeze a bit more lemon on and garnish with lemon wedge.
Spinach Recipe
Sautéed Spinach with Garlic Butter and Lemon Recipe