Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms

An incredibly fast and easy side dish, these Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms are a new favorite in our house that’s packed full of flavor and nutrition!

An incredibly fast and easy side dish, these Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms are a new favorite in our house that's packed full of flavor and nutrition! #spinach #mushrooms #sauteedspinach #recipes #easy #sauteed #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Oh heeeyy. Thank GOD January is over, amIright? How are those New Year Resolutions holding up? Getting bored? Bland? Blah? Then here’s a new side dish that’ll switch it up for you: Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms!

An incredibly fast and easy side dish, these Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms are a new favorite in our house that's packed full of flavor and nutrition! #spinach #mushrooms #sauteedspinach #recipes #easy #sauteed #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

What You’ll Need:

  • Fresh baby spinach
  • Fresh mushrooms (any kind you have!)
  • Fresh garlic
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar

We eat a lot of fresh spinach in this house.

Here are some of our favorites:

Spinach and Feta Egg Cups

Fresh Spinach Guacamole

Turmeric and Spinach Eggs

Crustless Spinach and Feta Quiche

Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche

Avocado Pasta Salad

An incredibly fast and easy side dish, these Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms are a new favorite in our house that's packed full of flavor and nutrition! #spinach #mushrooms #sauteedspinach #recipes #easy #sauteed #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Tips for Sautéing Mushrooms

  • Use a large, wide, heavy skillet or sauté pan – You want to make sure that you have a good pan that’ll give you enough room and retain the heat.
  • Turn up the heat – You need a hot pan to get that sizzle on, especially since mushrooms hold a lot of moisture that they need to release.
  • Season near the end – Adding salt will bring out more moisture so you want to add it towards the end of cooking.
  • Add the garlic near the end, too – With the high heat that’s needed, this will help avoid it from burning.

We love mushrooms in this house. Here are few fungi favorites:

Balsamic Shiitake Mushroom Steaks

Green Bean and Mushroom Braised Chicken

Cream of Mushroom Soup From Scratch

Butter Garlic Mushrooms

An incredibly fast and easy side dish, these Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms are a new favorite in our house that's packed full of flavor and nutrition! #spinach #mushrooms #sauteedspinach #recipes #easy #sauteed #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Sauteed all together, and it’s perfection. And incredibly healthy.

Health Benefits of Spinach and Mushrooms

  • Vitamin K – so good for your bones!
  • Beta Carotene – great for your eyes!
  • Vitamin A – for your skin!
  • Folate – boost that energy!
  • Vitamin B – helps support your immune system!

Basically, this dish is super duper healthy for you!

An incredibly fast and easy side dish, these Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms are a new favorite in our house that's packed full of flavor and nutrition! #spinach #mushrooms #sauteedspinach #recipes #easy #sauteed #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar right before it’s done, and these Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms take a boring ol’ sauteed spinach to a new level.

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An incredibly fast and easy side dish, these Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms are a new favorite in our house that's packed full of flavor and nutrition! #spinach #mushrooms #sauteedspinach #recipes #easy #sauteed #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms

An incredibly fast and easy side dish, these Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms are a new favorite in our house that's packed full of flavor and nutrition!

5 from 3 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Keyword: gluten free, healthy sides, sides, spinach, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Tracy

Ingredients

  • 10 oz fresh baby spinach approx 8 cups packed
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt more to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar more to taste if desired

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large, wide saute pan or skillet on medium high heat.
  • Add mushrooms and saute for about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until mushrooms begin to soften, brown, and are cooked through. Add salt and onion powder and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring to ensure it doesn't burn.
  • Turn down heat to medium and add spinach and turn with tongs until wilted (add in bunches if it all doesn't fit in the pan at once) Just before it's done, drizzle on balsamic vinegar and give a final toss.
  • Plate and serve immediately.

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  • 5 stars
    I love spinach and mushrooms…so this is a winner. The perfect side dish, especially alongside a grilled streak. I would also love it with eggs for brunch.

  • 5 stars
    I love fresh sauteed spinach — it’s so much better than the frozen blocks you get in the market. Thanks for the tips on adding the garlic at the end of cooking. I’ve had issues with burning before, so that makes sense. This looks like an easy, delicious side dish to go with our weekly rotisserie chicken. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 5 stars
    I always make balsamic mushrooms but have never tried it with spinach before. Just perfect, the spinach and mushroom pair so well together and really bulk the dish up enough to make it a whole meal when served with brown rice (which is exactly how I enjoyed it last night).