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

EatingWell Test Kitchen



  • 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; 11 mg cholesterol; 261 mg sodium. 7.9 g carbohydrates; 6.7 g protein; Full Nutrition