Kid-Approved Spinach Recipes

Your kids will get their share of this superfood with these top-rated recipes.

  • Kid-Style Leafy Greens
    Beau Gustafson

    Kid-Style Leafy Greens

    Mom and Dad like spinach  because it has multiple health properties, but kids are more interested in a tasty dish. The average rating for these recipes was a seven points out of a possible nine–so we're confident kids will love these recipes as much as our expert judges!

  • Spinach-and-Ricotta Stuffed Shells
    Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom

    Spinach-and-Ricotta Stuffed Shells

    Pasta shells are a fun option on pasta night, and a clever way to sneak in those good-for-you veggies in case you have an eagle-eyed eater. Stuff the shells with a cheese-spinach mixture, cover with spaghetti sauce and cheese, and bake until bubbly.

  • Last-Minute Lasagna
    Photo: Rick Lew

    Last-Minute Lasagna

    Adding spinach to cheesy, saucy lasagna is a great way to get your child eating green. Use convenience items such as jarred pasta sauce, cheese ravioli, and frozen chopped spinach as your layers.

  • Hot Ricotta Spinach Loaf

    Hot Ricotta Spinach Loaf

    See, kids do love spinach! One reader's family missed their favorite restaurant appetizer so much that she was inspired to make this cheesy spinach roll. Spread spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, and garlic onto refrigerated pizza crust dough, roll, bake, and serve with warm marinara. Yum!


  • Spinach-Bacon Mac and Cheese
    Photo: Jennifer Davick, Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke, Sissy Lamerton

    Spinach-Bacon Mac and Cheese

    Rotini with a homemade cheese sauce? Bacon? Your little ones won't notice they're eating spinach when they dig into this delicious side.

  • Spinach Pockets
    Photo: James Baigrie

    Spinach Pockets

  • Creamed Spinach Gratin
    Photo: Justin Bernhaut

    Creamed Spinach Gratin

    Spinach is the star of this dish, but the kid judges didn't mind the yummy cheese either. If you're planning ahead, make this gratin the night before and refrigerate until you're ready to pop it in the oven.

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