In my head, this was Roman spinach. Then I looked and realized that was a completely different recipe (with pine nuts and raisins). I was wrong about the Roman part, but at least sauteed garlic parmesan spinach is really Italian.
The recipe that inspired this called for blanching and baking the spinach and then broiling everything. That was too much bother! I’ve adapted it to make it simpler and easier.
This way, it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to prepare. It will go nicely, I think, with a simple pan fried fish, or grilled fish. Or, serve it with a steak.
Unlike the Roman spinach (which would have required a trip to get pine nuts), this sauteed spinach is made from everyday ingredients you probably already have at home. No special shopping trip needed!
If you want, you can add additional ingredients to the basic recipe (see the substitutions and variations section below for more ideas).
- add a sliced mushroom or two (put that in before the spinach)
- try some sautéed onions
- add this recipe to some scrambled eggs and make it a main course for breakfast, lunch, or brunch
- roast the garlic first
- add some chopped fresh cherry tomatoes just before serving
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