Spinach with Mushrooms

Spinach With Mushrooms

This is a simple side dish for people who eat green things (sorry Kate). The picture above is before application of cheese, because once I cheesed it, it looked less spinachy and less photogenic.

Servings: 1 (multiply as desired)
Time: 10 min


  • ~2 cups fresh spinach (not baby spinach. the kind that comes in bunches) Popeye
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh button mushrooms Dancing Mushrooms
  • ~2 Tbl olive oil Olive Oyl
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  • Large vessel for spinach washing (see below)
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Skillet with a lid (6″ for 1 serving, larger for more)


  1. Wash the spinach really well. The only way to accomplish this is to fill a pot or a pitcher or a large bowl with water and aggressively swish the spinach around in the water. When you see what color the water turns, you’ll understand why this is important.
  2. Cut off and discard the spinach stems and cut the leaves into ~1 wide strips.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. When it’s hot, add the garlic and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 4 minutes.
  4. Dump in the spinach and salt it (this helps it to release moisture and wilt faster). Cover and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. If it’s a little soupy, uncover it to cook off the liquid.
  5. Remove the spinach from the pan and top with cheese.

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  1. I just read this post (because I really only go on this blog when I’m about to post a recipe of my own). Love the choice of photos, but think they should be bigger. Particularly the dancing mushrooms, which are my favorite sequence in all of Fantasia.

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