100 New Ways to Try Spinach
Never let a bag of spinach go bad in the fridge ever again. Whether you're looking for a smoothie (like this healthy Spinach and Avocado blend), a casserole (we're obsessed with this Creamy Spinach Mashed Potato Bake), or a tailgate-worthy dip (everyone will love this Warm Spinach-Sweet Onion Dip with Country Ham), these recipes will you show you that spinach deserves a break from the salad bowl. Pick a few spinach recipes to try this week; you can thank us later.
Warm Kale-and-Asiago Dip
Warm Kale-and-Asiago Dip Recipe
Bacon and trendy kale update the hot spinach dip.
Spinach and Parmesan Fallen Soufflé
Spinach and Parmesan Fallen Soufflé Recipe
Check your local farmers' market for the freshest spinach. Squeezing the cooked spinach removes excess moisture.
Spinach, banana, and kiwi give a power boost to your day as key ingredients in these tasty Spinach Smoothies.
Creamy Spinach Mashed Potato Bake
Creamy Spinach Mashed Potato Bake Recipe
Creamy Spinach Mashed Potato Bake gets its color and creaminess from baby spinach and herb-garlic cheese. The surprise crunch comes from toasted pecans.
Green Smoothie Muffins
A whole package of spinach gives these banana muffins their green hue.
New Turkey Tetrazzini
Loads of spinach and mushrooms freshen up this classic.
Radicchio Caesar Salad
Radicchio and baby spinach leaves replace romaine in Radicchio Caesar Salad.
Creamy Spinach Spirals
Serve 5-ingredient Creamy Spinach Spirals for a fun, kid-friendly appetizer.
Last-Minute Spinach Dip
Last-Minute Spinach Dip Recipe
Combine store-bought hummus and frozen spinach for a super-easy dip.
Crabmeat-and-Spinach Lasagna Recipe
Press drained spinach between paper towels to absorb additional liquid.
Quick Parsley-Spinach Salad
Quick Parsley-Spinach Salad Recipe
Hyperspeed this super-seimple Quick Parsley-Spinach Salad by using pre-washed bagged baby spinach.
Sausage and Spinach Risotto
Sausage and Spinach Risotto Recipe
Sweet Italian sausage, mushrooms, and spinach deliver substance and flavor to this one-dish meal of Sausage and Spinach Risotto.
Spinach and Cheese Quiche
Spinach and Cheese Quiche Recipe
Make an easy spinach and cheese quiche for breakfast or brunch using frozen chopped spinach and a frozen or refrigerated pie crust shell.
Warm Spinach Salad
Warm Spinach Salad provides minimal effort and a tasty way to add greens to your meals.
Savory Spinach-Gorgonzola Custards
Savory Spinach-Gorgonzola Custards Recipe
These delicious custards combine spinach and gorgonzola for a savory treat.
Walnut Pizza with Arugula and Yellow Tomatoes
Walnut Pizza with Arugula and Yellow Tomatoes Recipe
You can also use red tomatoes and spinach for this salad-topped pizza.
Cavatappi with Spinach, Beans, and Asiago Cheese
Cavatappi with Spinach, Beans, and Asiago Cheese Recipe
The warm pasta slightly wilts the spinach and softens the cheese during tossing.
Creamed Winter Greens
Two beloved dark leafy greens, spinach and lacinato kale, combine to bring deep, earthy flavor to this updated take on classic creamed spinach.
Stir-Fried Water Spinach with Garlic
Stir-Fried Water Spinach with Garlic Recipe
Look for water spinach (called rau muong or ong choy) in Asian markets. Regular spinach is a fine substitute, though it won't have the same silkiness.
Spinach and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Spinach and Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Jazz up those mashed potatoes by adding in healthy spinach and flavorful garlic.
Add the spinach as soon as the garlic is golden so it won't burn.
Spinach-Potato Fritters Recipe
Enjoy the flavorful blend of spinach, potatoes, and eggs in these breakfast fritters.
Cider Vinegar-Spiked Steamed Baby Spinach
Cider Vinegar-Spiked Steamed Baby Spinach Recipe
You can throw Cider Vinegar-Spiked Steamed Baby Spinach together in about five minutes. The cider-vinegar sets this veggie side apart and gives the baby spinach a subtle, sour flavor.
Quick Chilled Pea Soup
Blending a handful of spinach into the soup enhances the green color and adds subtle earthy notes.
Orzo with Garlicky Spinach
Orzo with Garlicky Spinach Recipe
We added spinach and minced garlic to our base recipe for orzo and the results are fantastic. Make this quick side of Orzo with Garlicky Spinach to complement your favorite entree.
Made in muffins pans, Spinach-Feta Frittatas provide a nutritious and delicious breakfast on-the-go.
Baby Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese
Baby Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese Recipe
For a simple side salad, Baby Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese tosses together in only 10 minutes.
Fennel and Spinach Salad with Shrimp and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Fennel and Spinach Salad with Shrimp and Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Red grape tomatoes add pops of color to this fresh spinach salad with shrimp. Add Fennel and Spinach Salad with Shrimp and Balsamic Vinaigrette to your weeknight menu when you need something quick, fresh and light.
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Spinach Pesto
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Spinach Pesto Recipe
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Spinach Pesto uses supermarket wonton wrappers to create a shortcut weeknight ravioli treat.
Always-Requested Spinach Dip
Always-Requested Spinach Dip Recipe
Serve this spinach dip in a bread bowl for a perfect presentation that will impress your party guests.
Baby Potatoes with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Baby Potatoes with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Recipe
A Warm Bacon Vinaigrette lightly dresses Baby Potatoes and spinach for a tasty--and fast--side dish.
Blue Cheese-Bacon-Spinach Dip
Blue Cheese-Bacon-Spinach Dip Recipe
The bold flavor of blue cheese and saltiness of the bacon give a creative punch to your average spinach dip. Serve Blue Cheese-Bacon-Spinach Dip with celery sticks for an added crunch.
Spinach Salad with Garlic-Cider Vinaigrette
Spinach Salad with Garlic-Cider Vinaigrette Recipe
Cooked spinach can get soggy and lose flavor. Michael Mina opts to top raw spinach with a warm dressing, so the leaves lightly wilt; croutons soak up any liquid.
We replaced the traditional BLT's lettuce with baby spinach for an updated twist and an added punch of nutrients.
Southern Tortellini Minestrone
Southern Tortellini Minestrone Recipe
Use your favorite frozen greens in this soup, or substitute a bag of thoroughly washed fresh spinach.
Lasagna-Style Baked Ziti
Lasagna-Style Baked Ziti Recipe
Spinach and a blend of three cheeses shine in this family-friendly casserole.
Spanakopita, Streamlined Recipe
This meatless entrée delivers the taste of the traditional Greek spinach pie without the hassle of phyllo dough.
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.
Spinach-Grape Chopped Salad
Spinach-Grape Chopped Salad Recipe
Grapes and feta cheese provide a sweet-savory balance for this 5-ingredient spinach salad.
Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Recipe
A robust mixture of spinach, garlic, oregano, and Parmesan cheese fills juicy mushrooms in this recipe.
Spinach Dip with Crudités
Spinach Dip with Crudités Recipe
The always-popular spinach dip just got easier. Just combine frozen chopped spinach with yogurt, sour cream and onion, and serve with assorted fresh veggies or chips.
Cherry and Bacon Spinach Salad
Cherry and Bacon Spinach Salad Recipe
Substitute fresh Rainiers in recipes that call for dried cherries. Spinach salad gets a whole new life that way.
Greek Spinach Dip
This savory Greek spinach dip takes its flavor cues from spanakopita. Serve it with warm pita bread or crisp crudités.
Simple, healthy, and fast. That's the way we describe this tasty Wilted Spinach side dish.
Spinach-and-Avocado Salad Recipe
Make a simple spinach salad special by adding avocado, spices and fresh cilantro. Make it ahead, refrigerate and then toss right before serving.
Hot Ricotta Spinach Loaf
Hot Ricotta Spinach Loaf Recipe
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!
Ham, Gruyère and Spinach Strata
Ham, Gruyère and Spinach Strata Recipe
Whip up Ham, Gruyère and Spinach Strata for a filling breakfast or brunch dish. It's a great dish for using leftover holiday ham.
Quick Rotini with Sausage and Tomato Sauce
Quick Rotini with Sausage and Tomato Sauce Recipe
You can substitute spinach for the arugula, if you like. For less heat, decrease or omit the crushed red pepper.
Mushroom, Gruyère, and Spinach Quiche
Mushroom, Gruyère, and Spinach Quiche Recipe
Mushroom lovers, meet your new favorite quiche. This spinach mushroom quiche is loaded with savory flavors thanks to a brilliant combination of veggies, thyme, bacon, and gruyere. The texture is rich, but a serving only clocks in at 317 calories. Serve with a salad, or just make it the star of your springtime brunch repertoire.
Spinach, Poppy Seed, and Bacon Eggs
Spinach, Poppy Seed, and Bacon Eggs Recipe
Spinach, Poppy Seed, and Bacon Eggs deliver a creative combo of flavors that goes perfectly with the crispy topper.
Spinach and Gruyère Soufflé
Spinach and Gruyère Soufflé Recipe
How's this for an impressive brunch presentation? Bright spinach and creamy cheese bake into the perfect meatless dish in less than an hour.
Wheat Berry, Spinach, and Strawberry Salad
Wheat Berry, Spinach, and Strawberry Salad Recipe
This super spinach salad is topped with strawberries, wheat berry mixture, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar, and more.
Veggie Pizza with Cauliflower Crust
Veggie Pizza with Cauliflower Crust Recipe
For a flavorful veggie pizza, use homemade cauliflower crust and top with mushroom mixture, tomatoes, spinach, basil and mozzarella.
Easy Grilled Chicken Salad
Easy Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe
Serve this main-dish salad over fresh spinach. Regular spinach is the least expensive option, but you'll have to remove the stems. If time is your main concern, buy baby spinach.
Tomato-Basil Lasagna Rolls
Tomato-Basil Lasagna Rolls Recipe
Canned artichokes give the rich filling its meaty heft. Feel free to sub sautéed 'shrooms or spinach.
Turkey Roulade with Figgy Port Wine Sauce
Turkey Roulade with Figgy Port Wine Sauce Recipe
Thick slices of bacon and spinach are rolled into turkey breasts and baked to perfection for Turkey Roulade. A Figgy Port Wine Sauce completes this holiday dish.
Spinach and Feta Pie
Serve Spinach and Feta Pie as a meatless main dish with a salad, or cut into smaller squares for an easy party appetizer that everyone will love.
Pumpkin, Sausage and Spinach Calzone
Pumpkin, Sausage and Spinach Calzone Recipe
For a new twist to calzones, try Pumpkin, Sausage and Spinach Calzone. The pumpkin puree adds unique flavor to this classic dish.
Spaghetti Squash with Sautéed Spinach
Spaghetti Squash with Sautéed Spinach Recipe
Wild mushrooms, crushed red pepper, white wine, and shaved Parmesan make Spaghetti Squash with Sautéed Spinach a crowd-pleaser.
Herbed Shrimp with Tomato-Spinach Salad
Herbed Shrimp with Tomato-Spinach Salad Recipe
Add heartiness to a simple spinach salad by serving herbed shrimp and tomatoes over greens.
Sesame Sautéed Spinach
Spinach gets a flavor boost from rich and dark sesame oil and some crunchy texture from tossed sesame seeds.
White Bean Salad with Shrimp and Asparagus
White Bean Salad with Shrimp and Asparagus Recipe
Warm bacon vinaigrette wilts the fresh spinach. This salad is best eaten immediately after tossing.
It's easier to cut the package of spinach in half while it's still frozen.
Sautéed Spinach with Almonds and Raisins
Sautéed Spinach with Almonds and Raisins Recipe
For a quick and delicious side dish, serve Sautéed Spinach with Almonds and Raisins. It'll be your new spinach stand-by.
Waldorf Spinach Salad
Waldorf Spinach Salad, our spin on the traditional salad, tosses spinach leaves in the mix and uses a vinaigrette tinted with cinnamon instead of mayonniase to coat the salad.
Spinach Strawberry Salad
Spinach Strawberry Salad Recipe
This simple spinach strawberry salad is a wonderful starter and an ideal accompaniment to grilled or roast chicken or pork.
Spinach, Pear, and Goat Cheese Salad with Pecans
Spinach, Pear, and Goat Cheese Salad with Pecans Recipe
Looking for a an elegant spin on your basic spinach salad recipe? Try this Spinach, Pear, and Goat Cheese Salad with Pecans recipe. It's fresh, delicious, plus very quick and easy.
Sautéed Chicken with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Sautéed Chicken with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Recipe
If you can't find arugula, substitute mixed salad greens or fresh baby spinach.
Spinach and Parmesan Salad
Spinach and Parmesan Salad Recipe
A combination of lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and a dash of fresh ground pepper give Spinach and Parmesan Salad its kick.
Steak & Spinach Pinwheels
Steak & Spinach Pinwheels Recipe
Pinwheels are a fun and impressive way to serve steak. Stuffed with spinach, bacon and breadcrumbs, these pinwheels are tender and flavorful.
Spinach with Fried Shallots
Spinach with Fried Shallots Recipe
You can, says Charles, substitute an equal amount of Swiss chard, kale, or young pea or fava shoots in place of the spinach.
Tuscan Chicken Soup
This recipe uses many common pantry and refrigerator staples. All you have to pick up at the supermarket is fresh spinach and chicken thighs.
Ready in less than 20 minutes, Ricotta-Spinach Pasta is the perfect solution for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
Sausage-Spinach Rice Bowl
Sausage-Spinach Rice Bowl Recipe
This quick and easy sausage and spinach rice bowl recipe is a one-dish meal that can be ready in 10 minutes flat.
Poached Eggs with Spinach and Walnuts
Poached Eggs with Spinach and Walnuts Recipe
Serve protein-packed eggs over a side of spinach sauteed with mushrooms, walnuts, and Gruyère cheese.
Almond-Milk Creamed Spinach
Almond-Milk Creamed Spinach Recipe
This creamed spinach is so silky and light that you won't miss the cream. The crunchy bread crumb topping is a fantastic addition.
Wilted Spinach with Fresh Chile
Wilted Spinach with Fresh Chile Recipe
You'll often see spinach cooked with dried red pepper flakes; here fresh chile gives that tired treatment a delicious flavor boost.
Grilled Chicken Florentine Pasta
Grilled Chicken Florentine Pasta Recipe
Add grilled chicken, spinach and a light cream sauce to linguine for an easy one-dish meal.
Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna Recipe
This spinach and mushroom lasagna is a delicious change of pace from traditional lasagna recipes. It is sure to become a family favorite.
Red Quinoa Pilaf with Tomato, Spinach and Pine Nuts
Red Quinoa Pilaf with Tomato, Spinach and Pine Nuts Recipe
This is a great recipe for all those tantalizingly tasty tomatoes. It’s also packed full of nutritious ingredients like fresh baby spinach and red quinoa.
Stir-Fried Water Spinach (Kangkung)
Stir-Fried Water Spinach (Kangkung) Recipe
Common in Southeast Asia, water spinach has a pleasingly mild flavor. All but the bottom half of the stems are used in cooking. Wash in several changes of cold water to remove sand or soil. If you can't find water spinach in your local Asian grocery store, use regular spinach and cook two minutes. Roasted peanut oil's flavor is bolder than peanut oil, but you can use the regular version.
Bacon and Broccoli Mac and Cheese
Bacon and Broccoli Mac and Cheese Recipe
This one-dish meal will win over adults and children alike. Substitute English peas or fresh spinach for the broccoli, if you prefer.
Steak House Side Mac and Cheese
Steak House Side Mac and Cheese Recipe
This recipe combines flavors of classic steak house side dishes: creamed spinach, sautéed mushrooms, and blue cheese dressing.