Even Picky Eaters Like this Spinach Recipe

My son loves this spinach recipe and has since he was old enough to complain about what goes on his plate. Often I make this and flaky biscuits with butter and marmalade for a two-person meal. It’s a great side, but it can be a meal all by itself. If you like it as much as we do, you’ll make it a meal.

Ingredients needed for the best spinach recipe:

  • 4 slices bacon ( I use Pederson’s Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon. The fat is clear and doesn’t smoke. Additionally, the flavor is awesome.)
  • 1 large shallot (If you don’t have a shallot, a whole small red onion is good too.)
  • 1/4 c. red wine (I use whatever I have on hand.)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of light brown sugar
  • A handful of dried cranberries (I don’t measure, I grab.)
  • 1 5-oz package of baby spinach (Pre-washed. Nothing is more tedious than washing spinach. I use Earthbound Farm Organic.)
saute bacon and spinach
Slice bacon into bits. Saute. Drain excess fat, but leave a tad in the pot to saute the remaining ingredients. When lightly browned, add sliced shallot and saute until opaque.
add wine to bacon and shallots
Add dried cranberries and stir. Saute for just a minute. Add brown sugar and wine. Stir to dissolve brown sugar. Add whole package of spinach. Cover. Stay close at hand because after about a minute, you’ll want to open the pot to check on the spinach. You should notice that the liquid and steam are reducing it. Give the spinach a stir, coating it with the dressing. Cover for another minute. Stir. You don’t want to over cook the spinach. You want it to retain its pretty green color.


spinach recipe

When the spinach is at this stage, it’s ready to eat!

I hope you’ll give this recipe a try. If you do, let me know if you were satisfied or not.


  • Stacy Dudley

    Hello I found this great recipe using our Apple Smoked Bacon and was wondering if you would let me add it to our recipe section at site? You did a fantastic job with this and I want to introduce all of Pederson’s customers to your creation!!

    I would give crefit back to you and also link back to this site. Let me know what you think and again we appreciate you supporting Pederson’s Natural Farms and linking to our site. The success of our product depends on word of mouth from our loyal consumers and passion for good healthy food from our team members that help make this product available.

    I hope to hear from you soon and if you ever have any other recipes or blogs for Pederson’s Natural Farms, I would love to use that information as well.

    Thanks again,