Your kids will get their share of this superfood with these top-rated recipes.
- Beau Gustafson
Kid-Style Leafy GreensMom 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 ShellsPasta 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 LasagnaAdding 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 LoafSee, 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 CheeseRotini with a homemade cheese sauce? Bacon? Your little ones won't notice they're eating spinach when they dig into this delicious side.
Creamed Spinach GratinSpinach 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.