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Steamed Spinach

Steamed Spinach

Fresh leafy green spinach cooked to perfection on the stove. Add melted butter, lemon juice, and salt to make a fresh side dish that is ideal for any occasion.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spinach salad, steamed spinach
Servings: 2
Calories: 154kcal


  • water as needed
  • 1 lb. spinach fresh
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


To cook using steaming basket method:

  • Fill the saucepot with 2-inches of water. Insert steaming basket and add spinach into the basket.
  • Cover the basket with a lid and steam spinach until wilted.

To cook using skillet method:

  • Fill the skillet with ½-inch of water.
  • Place the colander into the skillet and fill with spinach.
    steamed spinach add to basker
  • Cover the spinach with a lid and steam until just wilted.
    steamed spinach cover with lid
  • Sprinkle the spinach with salt, and drizzle over with melted butter.
    steamed spinach
  • Give it a gentle stir and finish off with lemon juice.
    Steamed Spinach



Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 1277mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 21617IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 6mg
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