Bacon and blue cheese transform spinach into a stellar side. Popeye would be jealous. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2005

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, about 1 minute. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds more. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in bacon and sprinkle cheese on top. Serve immediately.



Note: The sturdier texture of mature spinach stands up better to sauteing than baby spinach and it's a more economical choice. We prefer to serve baby spinach raw.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; 8.2 g total fat; 2.5 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 261 mg sodium. 619 mg potassium; 7.9 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 6.7 g protein; 11471 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mg vitamin c; 167 mcg folate; 183 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 102 mg magnesium;