Spinach With Mushrooms and Garlic

Butternut pumpkin stuffed with mushroom and spinach.
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
147 Calories
6g Fat
19g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 311mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 9g
Calcium 258mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Butter, shallots, and garlic flavor this fabulous dish of spinach and mushrooms. It's a surprisingly simple preparation and is a perfect way to use fresh spinach. Shredded or grated Parmesan cheese makes an excellent garnish. 

Serve this elegant spinach as a side dish to just about any main dish meat, poultry, or seafood -- it's especially good with grilled steaks.


  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1 pound spinach (about 2 bunches)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 2 shallots (small to medium)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash fresh ground pepper
  • Optional: 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated or shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Trim the stems from the spinach and wash the leaves thoroughly. Tear the leaves into small pieces.

  2. Clean the mushrooms by rinsing just briefly and wiping with paper towels. Remove the stems, if desired, and then slice them.

  3. Peel and mince the shallots.

  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter or warm the olive oil. Add the sliced mushrooms and shallots and cook, stirring, ​until mushrooms are tender.

  5. Add the minced garlic, spinach, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook until the spinach is tender.

  6. Sprinkle with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese just before serving, if desired.