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Bacon Sauteed Spinach

Sautéed Spinach Recipe

Spinach seems to be one of those things people either love or hate. Personally, I love it raw in a salad, but have never been a fan of cooked versions, unless it was chopped up small and cooked into a soup.

Bacon Sauteed Spinach {paleo; whole30} by Our Paleo Life

The problem with that is spinach is so good for you, and I wanted to eat more of it. Enter bacon. I think it might actually be true that bacon (good, quality bacon) makes everything better. So now I’m a fan of sautéed bacon, just like that.

Bacon Sauteed Spinach {paleo; whole30} by Our Paleo Life
Bacon Sauteed Spinach {paleo; whole30} by Our Paleo Life
Bacon Sauteed Spinach {paleo; whole30} by Our Paleo Life
Bacon Sauteed Spinach {paleo; whole30} by Our Paleo Life

We like to cook this down until it gets nice and crispy on the edges, but is still a bit tender. The variety in texture really helps this dish to be more palatable to those who are otherwise turned off from cooked greens. And also, again, the bacon doesn’t hurt.

Bacon Sauteed Spinach {paleo; whole30} by Our Paleo Life
Bacon Sauteed Spinach {paleo; whole30} by Our Paleo Life

Bacon Sauteed Spinach

Servings: 1
Author: Kendra Benson
A delicious change of pace thanks to bacon! This bacon sautéed spinach is delicious and makes for a perfect side dish, packed with nutrients.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Bacon cut into 1" pieces
  • Spinach a few big handfuls
  • Salt if needed at all, to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large, cold skillet, add the bacon pieces. Turn heat up to medium and cook the bacon until crispy, stirring frequently to prevent burning and sticking. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  2. Turn the heat down to medium-low and. Leaving the bacon fat in the pan, add the spinach. Stir frequently as it cooks. It will significantly reduce in size. If you want more, just add another handful or so.
  3. Continue cooking down ad stirring until the edges are slightly crispy. Remove from skillet and serve hot, sprinkled with the cooked bacon bits. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

 

This 2-ingredient Bacon Sauteed Spinach is cooked to crispy tender perfection. #whole30
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