Bacon and blue cheese transform spinach into a stellar side. Popeye would be jealous.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2005


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 7.9g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.2g 13% DV; sugars 1.7g; fat 8.2g 13% DV; saturated fat 2.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 10.7mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 11470.8IU 229% DV; vitamin c 13.8mg 23% DV; folate 167mcg 42% DV; calcium 182.8mg 18% DV; iron 4mg 22% DV; magnesium 101.9mg 36% DV; potassium 618.9mg 17% DV; sodium 261.4mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV.