Sautéed Spinach with Bacon

Have you made your Thanksgiving plans yet? We’ll be a party of four this year – which food-wise can be a little tricky. I’m excited for the challenge of sizing down and aiming to not spend all day in the kitchen – and this side nails both.

This spinach dish is sized for 4 and takes only 15 minutes, making it a great option to add to your holiday menu – or as a side for any busy night!

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Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz. spinach, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

I generally cook my bacon ahead to speed up the process – you don’t need the bacon grease in this recipe so reheating your bacon will be just fine!

I have made this with both baby spinach and regular spinach and both work well. For regular spinach, I chop a little more and remove any stems that feel “too big”.

Directions

  • Cook bacon, chop, and set aside.
  • In another pan, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the onion and cook for about five minutes, until onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant.
  • Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted and bright green. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in bacon and serve.

This is a side that comes together really quickly, so it’s the perfect “last to-do” for a meal. For Thanksgiving, I’d start this as my husband is carving up the bird. On a normal night, I’d choose to make this the last few minutes dinner was in the oven.

Monday Holiday Side Dish Recipes

All week long I’m linking up with other bloggers to share some amazing options for holiday sides. Here is your dose of inspiration for Monday!

  • Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles by House of Nash Eats
  • Balsamic Glazed Baby Onions by Savory Experiments
  • Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe by The Fresh Cooky
  • Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Stuffing by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
  • Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes with Sausage Crumbles by Food Lust People Love
  • Cauliflower Gratin by Lemon Blossoms
  • Cheese Herb Potato Gratin by Shockingly Delicious
  • Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole by Blogghetti
  • Cranberry Fluff by An Affair from the Heart
  • Easy Chorizo Cornbread Dressing by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
  • Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries & Pecans by Sweet Beginnings
  • Holiday Side Salad by Our Good Life
  • Honey Roasted Carrots by Devour Dinner
  • No Knead Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
  • Roasted Buttercup Squash by Palatable Pastime
  • Roasted fingerling potatoes with Parmesan by The Foodie Affair
  • Sauteed Spinach with Bacon by Kate’s Recipe Box
  • Slow Cooker Cheesy Vegetables by Cheese Curd in Paradise
  • Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans by West Via Midwest
  • Sweet Potato Salad by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Traditional Cranberry Sauce by Family Around the Table
  • Twiced Baked Sweet Potatoes by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
  • Recipe

    Sauteed Spinach with Bacon

    Sauteed Spinach with Bacon

    Yield: 4 Servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
    • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 16 oz. spinach, chopped
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    1. Cook bacon, chop, and set aside.
    2. In another pan, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the onion and cook for about five minutes, until onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant.
    3. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted and bright green. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    4. Stir in bacon and serve.

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    4. I love bacon in just about anything, and this spinach looks out of this world! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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