Spinach with Pan Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese

I love finding new recipes to use as a side dish or to use a vegetable in a new way. Spinach is a veggie that I’m kind of picky about. I love it raw in salads and on sandwiches, but I’m not a big fan of cooked spinach being the star of a side dish. This recipe has changed that opinion for me. Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed this spinach recipe and it’s a snap to throw together.

I upped the garlic in the recipe since we love our garlic. I wasn’t sure how much “two bunches” of spinach came out to, so I just used a 7 oz bag of baby spinach. It looks like our dish was a little light on the spinach to pepper ratio, but we both really liked it, so I’ll be making it this way in the future.

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Spinach with Pan Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips
3 cloves garlic, minced
7 oz baby spinach
2 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper
2 oz crumbled goat cheese

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add the peppers.

Cook a couple minutes, until the skins are slightly darkened, and then turn down the heat to medium, continuing to cook for an additional 3 minutes or until tender.

Stir in the garlic and sauté until fragrant.

Add the spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted.

Stir in the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.

Just prior to serving, sprinkle with goat cheese.

Recipe adapted from Elly Says Opa

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12 Responses to “Acorn Squash Stuffed with Autumn Fruit Compote”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I like to stuff my squash with something savory, like spicy sausage stuffing but your dish makes me re-think the whole concept!

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    Michelle — November 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    WOW this looks so good! Thank you for this recipe!

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    Kelsey — November 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I’m so glad you liked this. It is absolutely one of our favorite side dishes this time of year. Your pics are beautiful!

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    Daisy — November 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    what an awesome recipe!!! keeping it in mind…..

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — November 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    This looks so delicious! I have an acorn squash sitting on my counter at home…

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    Megan — November 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    This looks awesome! I roasted an acorn squash the other night and chopped it up and threw it in a salad. You’re making me wish I had stuffed it instead though!

    I linked to this recipe from Examiner. 🙂

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    We Love — November 3, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    This is awesome! Thanks for the post, the pics are great. Have never tried this before, it is a must. Also we will certainly be telling all of our walnut loving friends about it. This is a perfect post for #WalnutWednesday!

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    Danny — November 3, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    These looks fantastic!! great post 🙂

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    Eliana — November 4, 2010 at 3:28 am

    WOW – these do look like the perfect side dish. Will definitely have to give them a trial run before turkey day.

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    Melissa — November 4, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    hmm… is this something you think could be adapted for use with butternut squash? Obviously not really “stuffed”. I have a butternut that I’m looking for something to do with…

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    Amy Kingman — November 5, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Yum!!! 😀

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 7, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    What a delicious and tasty looking recipe! It just screams Fall!

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