Steamed Spinach

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Simply prepared, spinach is a great food to add extra nutrients to soups, casseroles, lasagna, and dips.


  • 1 large container fresh spinach (about 454 g/16 oz)


  1. Pick out any spoiled leaves and give spinach a quick wash and drain well*.
  2. Put spinach in a steamer basket and cook*.
  3. When using spinach for lasanga press out excess moisture.
  4. If desired save cooking water for soups.


  • A salad spinner works well to remove excess water.
  • If using Instant Pot set on manual for one minute. When done, release pressure. 
  • If using stove top, steam until tender.

How to Substitute Fresh for Frozen Spinach

  • Metric: 454 g fresh spinach is about 226 g to 285 g frozen.
  • Imperial & US System: 16 oz fresh spinach is about 8-10 oz frozen.