Sauteed Spinach With Red Onion, Bacon & Blue Cheese

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"Modified from EatingWell, April/May 2005. Bacon and blue cheese transform spinach into a stellar side. Popeye would be jealous."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (219.4 g)
  • Calories 296.3
  • Total Fat - 19.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 57.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1168.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.9 g
  • Sugars - 0.9 g
  • Protein - 22.7 g
  • Calcium - 176.9 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 42.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, about 1 minute.

Step 2

Add garlic, red pepper flakes and salt. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds more.

Step 3

Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in bacon and sprinkle cheese on top.

Step 4

Serve hot.

Tips & Variations

  • Large nonstick skillet



Very nice and goes alongside anything pretty well. I increased the garlic by a touch and in addition to the spinach I added a bit of watercress that I had laying around in the refrigerator. Used the blue cheese, but next time will use a milder cheese. Will be bringing it to work tomorrow for a light enjoyable lunch. Thank you KUW for sharing.

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(14 Jun 2015)


Seriously one of the best ways I have ever had spinach. I loved all the flavors going on here. Definitely I will make it many more times. My hubby and I loved it! I used Gorgonzola, which was on the mild side so it didn't mask all the other flavors. Deeelicious!

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(27 Mar 2015)