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Microwave Spinach
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Microwave Spinach

Want wilted spinach fast that keeps its nutrients? Then let me introduce you to microwave spinach. It is fast, it is easy, and it tastes delicious.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time4 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Microwave
Servings: 2
Calories: 84kcal



  • Place one tablespoon of water in the bottom of your steamer basket.
    How To Steam Spinach In Microwave?
  • Give your fresh spinach a good wash with a sieve and then add to the steamer basket. Add your seasonings and mix with your hands for an even coating. Cover the top of the spinach with butter or margarine.
    How To Steam Spinach In Microwave?
  • Place the lid on the steamer and then place in the microwave.
    How To Steam Spinach In Microwave?
  • Microwave for 2 minutes. Though check on it at 1 minute as your wattage might be higher than ours.
    How To Steam Spinach In Microwave?
  • When it beeps load into a serving dish that is microwave safe, being careful to not add the water from the steamer bowl. Then cover the top with parmesan cheese.
    How To Steam Spinach In Microwave?
  • Microwave for a further minute before serving.
    How To Steam Spinach In Microwave?


Optional – I love my wilted spinach with melted butter and cheese, but it is totally optional.
Quantity – Remember that spinach wilts a LOT and don’t do less than a bag, because you won’t get much spinach!
Thanks for reading steaming spinach in microwave on Recipe This. We have many more microwave recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more delicious ideas to serve with your steamed spinach, do check out our air fryer frozen chicken breast.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9523IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 3mg
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