Balsamic-Parmesan Sautéed Spinach


Tender spinach with a hint of garlic, Parmesan cheese and sweet balsamic vinegar makes a quick and flavorful side dish. The sturdy leaves of mature spinach hold up best during cooking.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
5 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound fresh spinach

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 4 teaspoons good-quality balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add spinach, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Cook, stirring, until just wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan. Drizzle with vinegar (or glaze) and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

84 Calories
6g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 7%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Vitamin A 8527IU 171%
Vitamin C 26mg 29%
Folate 176mcg 44%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 74mg 18%
Potassium 523mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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