spinach ‘n onions

Had you told me as a child that spinach + onions would be one of my very favorite veggie sides as an adult I’d have never believed you. But it’s true.

My love affair really started when I discovered that the spinach souffle or creamed spinach that i like has onions in it. I wondered… what could I do to make something that has yum factor without all that dairy and calories? Mine still has a bit of butter and oil – but not much. Here’s how you can make it:

First take an onion (or in my case two small spring videlia onions) and slice it up. I like a thin slice + cut the rounds in half or quarters so that there aren’t any thick or long pieces. Put into pan with about a tablespoon of olive oil (more if needed), 1/2 tsp of salt and sprinkle of pepper over medium heat.

above you see them just starting to warm up. Let them cook, stir often. It might take 10-15 minutes and that’s ok. Get them all nice and translucent and browning. When you feel like they’re almost perfectly brown, add in a teaspoon or two of chopped garlic and stir. let sit for about a minute.

Add in a teeny bit of butter (teaspoon or so?) and a package of chopped spinach (I used 1 frozen box that I’d thawed, drained, then add in), and stir until spinach is hot. Add more salt if needed.

This isn’t an exact recipe – so work with fresh spinach, add in more… I will tell you I NEVER have left overs of this. My kids and husband eat it up, and I love it too. It gives me veggies with a boost of fun, and it’s beyond simple to make.

I will serve it with steak, pork loin/chops, grilled chicken, fish… it goes with just about anything!

8 thoughts on “spinach ‘n onions”

  1. Looks FAB! I have always been a spinach-lover but never thought to add sauteed onions… brilliant! You should start a cooking blog!! 🙂

  2. Thanks!

    Thing is – I don’t have more than 2-3 things a month to share at most. So rather than start a whole blog for something I’d post sporadically to, I just post here under “food” category so if ever you want to see my past food/recipe posts just search for the food category (there’s a little spot in the side bar where you can sort by category)!


  3. Both are growing in my garden as we speak! Thanks for sharing and though I love all your crafty posts, I love your food ones just as much. I’ve tried many of your recipes and haven’t had a “fail” yet. Thanks and have a great day!

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