Pan Fried Spinach

Pan Fried Spinach

41 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Recipe by  RUSTY5

“Delicious, and easy to prepare. Great Southern dish. Can be served with any meat as a side dish. Great with cornbread.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. In a skillet over medium heat, fry the bacon until evenly brown and crisp. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Mix in the crumbled bacon, garlic, and onion. Cook and stir 2 minutes, then mix in the spinach until evenly coated with the butter and oil. Cover skillet, reduce heat to low, and cook 5 minutes, stirring often, or until spinach is tender. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

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Yum! Changes I made--I used the bacon drippings instead of draining them off and cut back on the amount of oil used to compensate. I also drained the spinach after cooking as another reviewer suggested and sprinkled the spinach liberally with salt right after adding it. My family loved it--thanks!



I prepare spinach like this routinely, but never with onion, so I knew when I saw this recipe I was going to love it. Using the ingredients called for, I did prepare this a little differently. I fried diced bacon till almost crisp, drained off some of the grease, then added the onions followed by the garlic. No need for the extra step of removing the bacon from the pan. This went perfectly served with "Beef Kabobs with Parmesan Orzo," also from this site.



This was so simple and tasty. BE CAREFUL!!! If you add the garlic while your pan s too hot you will scorch the garlic making it bitter.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 141 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs
  • 4.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 234 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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