20 Must-Try Spinach Recipes

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Surely Popeye would tell you that every day is National Spinach Day, but it actually falls on March 26. you want with one of these 20 recipes.

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Creamed spinach is one of those dishes that seems a little gross, but is actually delicious. Come on, it’s basically just spinach, butter, cream, and three types of cheese. Morton’s Steakhouse is famous for theirs, and you can replicate it at home with this recipe for Dinner Then Dessert.

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Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta

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Creamy tomato pasta with sausage

Creamy tomato pasta with sausage

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Spinach only has a supporting role in this dish, but it’s a nice complement to the sturdy rigatoni, creamy tomato sauce and hearty sausage. Still, the amount of spinach should not be underestimated. This Cheerful Apron Recipe claim two full cups!

Green smoothie

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italian wedding soup

italian wedding soup

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One of our favorite soups is the Italian Wedding Soup, hands down. (By far, that’s a hard thing for Italians to do.) It gets its name from the happy union of meatballs and spinach, but it also notably includes pasta acini de pepe (or orzo). Classify your kitchen with this recipe from Cooking Classy.

Quiche

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There are many styles of custard tart known as a quiche and an endless number of ingredient combinations. This version of Once Upon a Chef features a bit of French flair, a bit of Spanish flair and lots of spinach.

spanakopita

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Easily our absolute favorite spinach dish, this Greek specialty blends spinach, feta cheese and garlic; wrap in phyllo dough; and baked it to flaky perfection. Feel Good Foodie makes it easy.

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Spinach and artichoke dip

Spinach and artichoke dip

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This spinach and artichoke dip also contains cauliflower, so it definitely has its health benefits. Sure, this recipe from Love & Lemons also includes a big scoop of cheddar cheese, but there’s also a half cup of Greek yogurt!

Spinach gnocchi

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Making spinach gnocchi from scratch is certainly an adventure, but it’s fun! Don’t be intimidated—Food With Feeling can make it a snap. And these gnocchi complement just about any sauce, so pick your favorite.

Spinach lasagna

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Spinach can be a welcome ingredient for your next lasagna bake if you’re looking to add healthy nutrients. If you want to be even healthier, try this lean spinach lasagna recipe from Pinch of Yum. It uses fat-free ricotta and just 2 tablespoons of butter, limiting each of the 12 servings to just 326 calories.

Spinach Omelet

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Omelettes are an easy way to incorporate spinach into your diet, and of course, they’re delicious too! It’s as easy as adding a handful of greens the next time you make breakfast, or you can follow these instructions from AllRecipes.

Spinach Puffs

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Spinach, cream cheese, feta, parmesan and bacon go into these spinach puff pastries from Well Plated. Puffs are both awesome and adorable, but they’re also a lot easier than they look.

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Spinach Quesadilla

Spinach Quesadilla

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Quesadillas are pretty simple: just melt some cheese between a flour tortilla or two, right? But it’s too Easy. This spinach quesadilla from Girl Heart Food requires a dozen ingredients, and each one is totally worth it. Don’t worry, it’s still simple stuff like spinach, mozzarella, feta and some spices.

Spinach ravioli

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Spinach and ricotta toss and nestle in little pockets of perfect pasta in this recipe from Alpha Foodie. Don’t be intimidated as they will explain two different ways to roll out ravioli and three different ways to seal them.

Spinach soup

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Cooked spinach may lose some of its nutrients, but this spinach soup recipe from The Spruce Eats reserve half of the spinach and mix it with the cooked soup. This way the nutrients are preserved and the soup takes on a nice green hue.

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Chicken stuffed with spinach

Chicken stuffed with spinach

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We love a juicy baked chicken breast, and we especially like it when it’s stuffed with spinach and cheese. This version of Cooktoria uses three types of cheese – cream cheese, mozzarella and feta – and includes a helpful video.

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Spinach stuffed salmon

Spinach stuffed salmon

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Strawberry spinach salad

Strawberry spinach salad

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There are many options for spinach salads, but our favorite variety is almost any strawberry-based summer salad, which we will eat in any season! This one from Craving Some Creativity also includes blue cheese crumbs, walnuts and cucumbers, and is tossed with a raspberry vinaigrette. You can use your favorite variety of dressing, or the recipe may explain how to make it from scratch.

Stuffed shells

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“What are stuffed shells stuffed with?” you might ask. Cheese and spinach, of course! In this Fork Knife Swoon recipemozzarella, ricotta and parmesan are all invited.

tuscan chicken

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A lot goes into the gravy of Tuscan chicken, but your family (and your stomach) will thank you. If you follow this recipe from the Cozy Cookyou will need chicken broth, heavy cream, white wine, onion powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, garlic, tomato paste, cornstarch, cheese cream, parmesan, dried tomatoes, a stock cube and, of course, spinach.

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