Spinach with Parmesan Bread Crumbs (Family Meals)

Total Time
19 min
12 min
7 min


olive oil

1½ tsp

fresh breadcrumbs

½ cup(s), coarse (from firm-textured bread)

grated Parmesan cheese

1 Tbsp

garlic clove(s)

1 small clove(s), minced

fresh spinach

1½ pound(s), stemmed and torn, or baby spinach, rinsed under cold water and spun dry

table salt

½ tsp


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add bread crumbs and cook, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat; stir in Parmesan. Transfer to small bowl; set aside.
  2. Add ¼ teaspoon oil to skillet. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add half of spinach, in batches, tossing and adding more spinach as each batch wilts. Continue cooking and tossing, until spinach is tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer spinach to bowl. Repeat with remaining ¼ teaspoon oil and spinach.
  3. Return spinach to skillet and sprinkle with salt. Cook, stirring over low heat, until spinach is heated through. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle with seasoned crumbs.
  4. Per serving: about 3/4 cup


Here’s a quick and easy way to make coarse bread crumbs: Grate the bread on the large holes of a box grater.

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