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Spinach and Onions

This nourishing side dish is full of savory flavor.  Pairs well with a variety of mains.  Quick and easy to make with frozen spinach, chopped onions and seasonings. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped Yellow or white onion.
  • 2 packages frozen spinach Each package weighs 10 ounces.
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Melt butter in saucepan over low-medium heat. Never cook spinach in a saucepan with an aluminum interior because it will discolor.
  • Add chopped onions, frozen spinach and preferred amounts of salt and black pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • Add water. Stir until well combined. Cover with lid and BOIL over high heat for 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low-medium. Cover with lid and SIMMER for 5-7 minutes or until onions reach desired tenderness. Watch closely to prevent scorching. If necessary, add 1/4 cup more water until onions reach desired tenderness.
  • Serve hot.