Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil

Looking for a quick and tasty side dish to pair with your entrée? Try our simple recipe for Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil! In just 5 minutes of prep time and 5 minutes of sautéing, you can create a delicious and healthy dish that features wilted spinach seasoned with garlic, olive oil, and red pepper. It’s the perfect complement to any meal!


Flavorful Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil…

Spinach is by far our favorite green vegetable ever!  But the taste is not good if you don’t flavor it with something.

Our mom always made it with garlic, olive oil, salt, and crushed red pepper to give it some heat. 

With these few ingredients, spinach has TOTALLY transformed into something sensational!

It always turns out absolutely delicious!

The garlic is key to flavoring the spinach and without it, it has no flavor.

A superfood, spinach is considered to be among the most popular powerful greens these days, promoting good health and essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, K, folic acid, and iron!

Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil by 2sistersrecipes.com

Spinach is a nutritious and versatile vegetable that can be easily prepared as a side dish or added to various recipes. 

We like to incorporate spinach in many recipes as often as possible, some of those recipes are:

Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil by 2sistersrecipes.com

This recipe is practically effortless. It’s simple, straightforward –  and you’ll LOVE the taste of spinach as much as we do!

I guess you’ll have to give it a try.


Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil by 2sistersrecipes.com


Yield: 4 to 5 servings

Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil

Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil by 2sistersrecipes.com

Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil is an easy recipe that makes a delicious side dish for any entree when you need one! Best of all, it's ready in 10 minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 packages (9-ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. of butter
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • salt to taste


  1. Rinse spinach and set aside. In a medium pot, heat olive oil and butter. Add the garlic cloves and crushed red pepper. Saute for a few minutes, or until golden brown.
  2. Add the rinsed Baby Spinach and the salt. Cover with a lid and lower the heat to simmer, about 2 to 3 minutes or so, until the spinach has wilted.
  3. Uncover, and season with salt to taste. Remove from heat.
  4. Remove and discard the garlic cloves. Serve immediately.
  5. Serves 4 to 5

Nutrition Information:


5 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 11.1gCarbohydrates: 4.9gFiber: 2.3gSugar: .5gProtein: 3.2g

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  1. Spinach is my favorite way to get my greens, and with garlic and crushed red pepper giving it wonderful flavor, anyone could jump on this side dish!