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Wilted Spinach with Nutmeg

After rinsing the spinach, leave some water clinging to the leaves. This will help the spinach wilt evenly in the pan, without becoming too soft.

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  • Servings: 4
Wilted Spinach with Nutmeg


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) fresh spinach, rinsed, tough ends discarded
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a large, deep saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, melt butter over medium heat. Add spinach (with water still clinging to leaves); cover, and cook until wilted, stirring halfway through, about 5 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately with a slotted spoon.

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