Quick Blue Spinach

There is nothing like looking in your kitchen and finding the ingredients to try something new. You may recognize the spinach from the Low Carb Beef Stroganoff and the blue cheese from the Bacon, Blue Cheese and Apple Omelette.

Four ingredients: fresh spinach, lemon juice, blue cheese crumbles and bacon bits.

Fill a large skillet with the spinach and sprinkle about 2 T of lemon juice over the leaves. The lemon juice will help enhance the flavor of the spinach. Cover and heat over medium heat. As the leaves begin to wilt, add in about 1/2 cup of blue cheese crumbles and 1/4 cup of bacon bits.

Stir until the blue cheese begins to melt and the bacon is stirred in.

Serve and smile!

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Categories: Cheese, Low Carb, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable

Author:The Ranting Chef

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38 Comments on “Quick Blue Spinach”

  1. March 28, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    You’ve got my fav ingredients here! Blue cheese, bacon, spinach – Yum!!


  2. March 28, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Easy and simple. Love it 🙂


  3. March 28, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    I like seeing the lemon juice included! Adding acid is always important (and an alliteration).


    • Thandiwe
      March 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Indeed – lemon is my favorite addition to greens of any sort!


  4. March 28, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    Oh YUM!! Gonna have to try this one!! I bet it would be good w/ Prosciutto too.


  5. March 28, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    COOL-golden combo.


  6. March 28, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    You just solved the mystery of what I’m having for lunch! Thanks!


  7. Geyer Jan
    March 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Sounds really good!


  8. March 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I luv bleu cheese – have to try this!


  9. March 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Interesting, would have never thought to prepare steamed spinach this way. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!


  10. Alli
    March 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Indisputable fact: Blue Cheese makes everything better!


  11. Lori M.
    March 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Ooooohhhh, looks like a good one and VERY easy. I”ll try this one soon.


  12. March 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    I usually use goat cheese but I will use Blue Cheese next time.


  13. March 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    I’m all over this


  14. March 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Just checked out your last two posts–spinach and fish tacos! Love both! I look forward to following what you cook…


  15. March 28, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    Sounds so good, I love spinach! I just need to find an alternative to blue cheese (which I absolutely love, but is a no no on a very low sodium diet) I use Kroger turkey bacon bits in my salads a lot, so they would work well in this dish too


  16. cindyonrhinebeck
    March 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    A man after my own heart: I love anything with spinach on it! Thanks for posting.


  17. March 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    I will definitely have to try this as it includes 3 of my top 10 favorite foods; bacon, spinach,and blue cheese!


  18. March 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Cooking, eating AND ranting!! Were we separated at birth? 🙂 Loving the blue cheese and spinach combo…as you could probably tell my by last post. Thanks for visiting, by the way!!


  19. March 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    I have some about-to-go-bad spinach in the fridge that needs some attention. But I don’t have any blue cheese or bacon or lemon. The only semblances of these Ingredients I do have are parmesan and ricotta cheese, turkey deli meat, and limes. Should I give it a go with these substitutions?


  20. March 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    I think I would just steam it and sprinkle some of the Parmesan on top. Let me know how it works.


  21. March 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    OK, I know my husband would love this– spinach AND blue cheese? his favorites. thanks.


  22. March 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    You love your blue cheese. 🙂 I have feta, need to stock up on the blue and spinach. Lemon on spinach, nice one.


  23. March 28, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    Sounds yummy and easy.


  24. Eggkins
    March 28, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    gonna try this!


  25. March 28, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    This sounds really good. 🙂 I’m always looking for recipes with tasty prospects and that will fit into my WW plan. Thank you for your recent visit and like on my cake poem.


  26. March 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    Another winner! I love your recipes. Thanks a gazillion.


  27. March 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    I am almost positive that I have all these ingredients at home… this will be made as soon as possible! any of those ingredients is delicious, I just wouldn’t have thought to combine them in that way.


  28. Sasha
    March 29, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    This looks delicious and a fit with my paleo diet! I’ll definitely be trying it. Thanks.


  29. delpercente
    March 30, 2012 at 6:31 am #

    Reblogged this on From the mind of Del… and commented:
    This looks yummy, going to reblog, so I can try out your recipe at a later date. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂


  30. March 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    I tried this last night as a quick side dish to a grocery store rotisserie chicken…delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂


  31. April 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    This sounds so yummy 🙂 Is this under “diet” section? 😀


  32. April 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    I will have to make this for my husband as soon as our greens get going in the garden. He’s positively addicted to blue cheeses.


  33. barbabker
    April 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    Thanks for the follow, Ranting Chef. I like your spinach recipe.


  34. barbabker
    April 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Oops. Meant thanks for the like on my Brownie Bites. :0)


  35. April 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    This looks VERY appetizing… this may be a wonderful dinner accompaniment in the near future as soon as our MI spinach comes in season. I can see this next to a juice grilled steak on the plate…oooOOooOh the possibilities!


  36. April 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Reblogged this on mealsfromthemarket and commented:
    Mom/Aunt S.Swank… you two need to give this a try! Doesn’t this sound like it would be paired with grilled steak so nicely? MmMMmmm let me know if you try it and what you think!



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