Spinach is a versatile and nutrient-rich vegetable that can be cooked in a variety of ways to create healthy and delicious meals. In this article, I will instruct you on how to cook spinach properly at home

1. How To Cook Spinach

1.1. How To Boil Spinach


  • 1 pound fresh spinach, washed thoroughly
  • Water to generously cover spinach
  • Pinch salt


Add several inches of water to a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Bring to a boil over high heat.

Add spinach to basket in batches if needed to allow leaves to wilt down.

Cover and cook for 1 minute until leaves are completely wilted but still bright green.

Drain boiled spinach and then plunge into ice bath to stop cooking process. Squeeze out all excess moisture. Use boiled spinach immediately in recipes or store covered in refrigerator up to 4 days.

1.2. How To Steam Spinach


  • 1 pound fresh spinach, washed thoroughly


Bring an inch of water to a boil in a skillet or pot with tight fitting lid.

Add spinach leaves, cover and steam for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring halfway through, just until all leaves are limp.

Drain steamed spinach and squeeze out any remaining water. Use right away or refrigerate up to 4 days.

1.3. How To Sautee Spinach


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: grated Parmesan cheese or crushed red pepper flakes for garnish


If using fresh spinach, rinse it thoroughly under cold water and remove any tough stems. If using frozen spinach, thaw it according to the package instructions. Squeeze out any excess water from the spinach.

In a small bowl, beat the eggs until well combined. Set aside.

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the spinach to the skillet and cook for a few minutes until it begins to wilt. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Push the wilted spinach to one side of the skillet and pour the beaten eggs into the other side. Allow the eggs to cook for a minute or two until they start to set around the edges.

Gently mix the spinach and eggs together using a spatula. Continue cooking for another minute or until the eggs are fully cooked and the spinach is tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer the sautéed spinach and eggs to a serving plate. If desired, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese or crushed red pepper flakes for added flavor and garnish.

Spinach is a versatile and healthy vegetable that can be cooked in various ways to create nutritious and delicious meals. By following these simple instructions in this article, you can learn how to cook spinach in 3 different ways, preserving its texture, flavor, and nutritional value.

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