Sauteed Spinach and Onions

Sauteed Spinach and Onion Recipe

The sound of sautéed spinach is generally enough to make many people scream and run in the other direction.  But, when cooked right, it’s actually REALLY good.  I mean, what isn’t good when it’s slathered in lemon, garlic and cheese?  You barely taste the spinach.  It’s perfect.

This is a crazy fast recipe, so you have to be completely ready for action when you start.  The whole process takes less than 8 minutes.  So get ready for some wacky fun times with spinach.

 Sauteed Spinach and Onions Recipe

And you get to be Popeye for a meal.  Bonus.  My boys like to see their muscles growing as an immediate result from eating this for dinner.

Sauteed Spinach and Onions

A fast and easy way to make spinach delicious enough for kids!
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 209 kcal


  • 1 pound of fresh spinach washed and de-stemmed
  • 1 sweet vidalia onion cut "julienne"(long skinny slices)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Saute the julienned onions in the olive oil in a regular sized skillet. I do this over a higher heat- maybe an 8-ish.
  • Once the onions are good and browned on the edges, add the fresh spinach. This spinach cooks REALLY fast. And turn it frequently. It will look like your pan will overflow, but I promise it won't. It cooks down like nothing you've ever seen before.
  • Once it's basically wilted, turn the stove off and add the garlic, lemon juice, cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Keep turning that spinach, and serve immediately.
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2 thoughts on “Sauteed Spinach and Onions

  1. Not only does that look good, it sounds so good. Will definitely be making this soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Only hope my muscles don’t grow like Popeye’s! Ha!

    1. Ha, thanks Mary! Please let us know how it turns out when you make it. This is definitely one of our family favorites.

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