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Sauteed Spinach with Red Onion, Bacon & Blue Cheese
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Bacon and blue cheese transform spinach into a stellar side. Popeye would be jealous.”
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup thinly sliced red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach, (see Note), tough stems removed
2 strips center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
1Heat 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.