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Sautéed Spinach

Sautéed Spinach ~ Quick and easy side dish of bacon, mushrooms, onions, and spinach, ready in minutes and can be given a kick with Sriracha.
Sautéed Spinach ~ Quick and easy side dish of bacon, mushrooms, onions, and spinach, ready in minutes and can be given a kick with Sriracha ~ The Complete Savorist9/18/2016 Update:
I absolutely love being a recipe developer. It’s a lot of fun coming up with new dishes and finding ways to improve or mix up old ones. However, constantly making new things means I rarely get to enjoy things I’ve already made.
It’s a good thing all my initial recipes here on TCS have HORRIBLE photos. Horrible photos mean I need to take better photos, but the only way I can take better photos is by making the recipes again. This is a win-win in my book. I get to revisit some delicious items, and you all get a better idea of what the dish actually looks like.  A situation much like the one I wrote about below happened again, facilitating my ability to remake this simple and easy Sautéed Spinach dish.   Sautéed Spinach ~ Quick and easy side dish of bacon, mushrooms, onions, and spinach, ready in minutes and can be given a kick with Sriracha ~ The Complete Savorist
2/1/2014 Original:
I am not the best meal planner.  I am more a open-the-fridge-figure-it-out type cook.  Sure, I come across recipes that I want to try, buy the ingredients needed, but more often than not, I just buy things to create into dishes. That is exactly what happened with this delicious spinach dish.

Sunday is my favorite day to go to the market.  Especially for meat.  One of my local market’s seems to have great meat choices on “Manager’s Special” every Sunday.  With the budget I have for food, meat on sale is a must.  This past Sunday, several bags of greens were on “Manager’s Special” as well, so I grabbed two bags of baby spinach.  Let’s face it, we all need more “green” in our lives.

When it came time to make dinner, I rummaged in the fridge and the pantry to see what available to go with my spinach.  Saw some mushrooms, bacon, a lemon, knew I had onions, and voilà, side dish handled!Sautéed Spinach ~ Quick and easy side dish of bacon, mushrooms, onions, and spinach, ready in minutes and can be given a kick with Sriracha ~ The Complete SavoristSautéed Spinach ~ Quick and easy side dish of bacon, mushrooms, onions, and spinach, ready in minutes and can be given a kick with Sriracha ~ The Complete Savorist

Sauteed Spinach

Course: Side dish/Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Sautéed Spinach ~ Quick and easy side dish of bacon, mushrooms, onions, and spinach, ready in minutes and can be given a kick with Sriracha.
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp . olive oil
  • 1 tbsp . butter
  • 1/2 onion , thinly sliced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves grated/minced garlic
  • 4 pieces crumbled cooked bacon
  • 2 bags of baby spinach , cleaned
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat a sauté pan, add oil and butter, sauté the onions, once softened, about 5 minutes, add mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes more.
  2. Add the Sriracha if using.
  3. Add in the garlic.
  4. Lower heat to low, add in spinach and the bacon, mix well.
  5. Salt, pepper, and a squeeze of juice from 1/4 a lemon.
  6. Remove from heat and serve.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have pre-cooked bacon handy, Cut and cook the bacon first and add in the onions after 3-4 minutes of cooking.

Sautéed Spinach ~ Quick and easy side dish of bacon, mushrooms, onions, and spinach, ready in minutes and can be given a kick with Sriracha ~ The Complete SavoristSautéed Spinach ~ Quick and easy side dish of bacon, mushrooms, onions, and spinach, ready in minutes and can be given a kick with Sriracha ~ The Complete Savorist

Here’s an original photo:

Sautéed Spinach ~ Quick and easy side dish of bacon, mushrooms, onions, and spinach, ready in minutes and can be given a kick with Sriracha ~ The Complete Savorist

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens
    February 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I adore both sautéed spinach and sautéed mushrooms – it’s so perfect to combine them in one delicious recipe! Oooooh … and toss in some onions and a bit of bacon?!?! Veggie bliss! 😀

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 7, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Thank you Shelley, I love this dish too (hate the photo), I think it might be time to remake this! Thank you for stopping by.

  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    April 9, 2015 at 4:21 am

    You added bacon and butter to this. It would be awesome even if the base was cardboard 😉

  • Reply
    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    April 9, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Looks delicious, Michelle! We are big spinach fans here!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      April 9, 2015 at 9:30 am

      Thank you Michelle, it is super easy and fast to make.

  • Reply
    Abigail
    April 9, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Mushrooms and spinach – always a delicious combo! Love it!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      April 9, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Thank you Abigail, I too, love the combo.

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    April 9, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I am a huge fan of everything that is spinach. The salad looks so good and I will make it tomorrow. What would you recommend as a vegetarian alternative to Bacon?

    • Reply
      Michelle
      April 9, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      Nothing can be a substitute to bacon, so toss in some sun dried tomatoes.

  • Reply
    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    September 19, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I am in love with this dish! I hear you about revisiting old recipes and updating them. Looking back at my pictures, I cringe! But hey, at least we have an excuse to revisit our recipes 🙂

  • Reply
    Katerina @ diethood .com
    September 19, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I really love this dish!! It looks incredibly delicious!!

  • Reply
    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
    September 19, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    I swear I could eat this as an entree – it looks incredible! I have so many old posts that I should be updating photos on…

  • Reply
    Debra C.
    September 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Oh my goodness this caught my eye! I’m actually salivating looking at this delicious dish and it’s a photo re-do? I think the original recipe is amazing and your pictures just delicious! I love your combo, perfect side and I think it would be a yummy main dish too – just so much yummy goodness!

  • Reply
    Amanda | The Chunky Chef
    September 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Ohhhhh man… that is one fantastic side dish!! There’s something so perfect about spinach and bacon together 🙂

  • Reply
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen
    September 20, 2016 at 6:37 am

    It’s funny to look back at older recipe photos, don’t you think? I laugh so hard at some of mine. Yours doesn’t look terrible, but the new ones are so much better. This is such a tasty spinach dish. Good for you that you’ve gotten to revisit it again. It looks well worth it.

  • Reply
    Meg @ With Salt and Wit
    September 20, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I don’t think there is a better way to eat your spinach!

  • Reply
    Krista
    September 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    This is an amazing side dish! Love it!

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