Sautéed Spinach

Sautéed SpinachSpinach is a nutritional powerhouse. High levels of vitamin K, A, C, B2, along with manganese, folate, and iron – all available in just one cup!

This simple preparation is the fastest way to load up on nutrients at lunch or meal-time.

Serves 4

Sautéed Spinach

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 2 pounds spinach

Serving Size: 1/2 pound spinach

Calories per serving: 104 calories

Fat per serving: 5g fat (0 g saturated)

Sautéed Spinach


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 2 pounds spinach leaves, tough stems removed, leaves well rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Carefully place the spinach into the skillet, with just the rinsing water clinging to the leaves. Sprinkle with salt. Cook 2-3 minutes, turning occasionally until spinach wilts but is still bright green. Sprinkle with the pine nuts and serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1/2 pound): 104 calories, 6 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 5g fat (0 g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 5g fiber, 319mg sodium

Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 2


  1. Yummiest dish with the goodness of cholesterol lowering garlic. A healthy side dish in making!!!!

    • Hey Sanjana!

      Garlic is certainly good for you and makes food flavorful, but the latest studies show that raw garlic, powdered garlic supplement, aged garlic extract supplements, even in large doses does not lower cholesterol as once believed.

      Read more about cholesterol and garlic studies.

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