Spinach Recipes

Channel your inner Popeye the Sailor Man with these spinach recipes! Low in calories but rich in iron and vitamins C and A, find a world of nutritious recipes for fresh and canned spinach including salads, hot dips, green juices and smoothies, sauteed spinach sides, and more. Whatever type of spinach (curly and leafy, flat-leaf, or baby spinach) you choose, this good-for-you green is perfect to incorporate into any meal!

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Our Favorite Spinach Pasta Recipes Will Help You Add More Greens to Your Weeknight Dinners

Much as we love a spinach salad, we firmly believe that the best vehicle for spinach is pasta. The green leaves wilt down and heat up in mere minutes, providing bright color, a smooth texture, and an abundance of nutrients that will truly level up your pasta game.  How does spinach improve your dish's nutritional value? It's an extremely nutrient-dense ingredient, meaning it's low in calories but high in beneficial nutrients, including iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamins A, C, K, and B9 (otherwise known as folate). And if all that isn't enough to make you see that spinach is a powerhouse, don't forget that this leafy green vegetable provides tons of fiber and antioxidants, too. Spinach is also an accessible ingredient—it's available frozen, fresh, and canned—so you can always keep some on hand. And you can easily use it in one of our spinach pasta recipes for dinner tonight.
By Alyssa Langer, RDN

Easy Creamed Spinach

Rating: 3.5 stars 488
Our take on the classic creamed spinach side dish uses fresh spinach and cream cheese as a thickener. It's a crowd pleasing recipe that's popular with both young and old.

Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes

Like your favorite dip reinvented as a meal, and made healthier to boot! Sauteed chicken cutlets cook fast, and cream cheese provides a little richness with less fat than heavy cream.

Chicken and Spinach Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 430
Use the supermarket staple of rotisserie chicken in this comforting casserole. Combine shredded chicken with sauteed spinach in a cream sauce, pour into a baking dish, and top with torn bread. Serve your family this creamy, bubbling casserole for a cozy dinner.

Stracciatella Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 70
There are many versions of this favorite Italian soup that's quick to make and oh so soothing. It’s an egg drop soup made with chicken broth and Parmesan cheese. In Lucinda Scala Quinns’s stracciatella soup, she adds baby spinach right before serving.

Cheesy Spinach-Potato Egg Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 1
A fantastic one-dish meal, our egg casserole with spinach and potatoes is naturally gluten-free and vegetarian, making it perfect for a gathering with mixed dietary needs. And while it is special enough to serve at a holiday brunch, the fact that you can prep it all the night before means that it is easy enough for everyday mornings, too. 

Steamed Spinach in the Microwave

This recipe uses a microwave to steam the remaining fresh spinach from Meaghan's Lasagna just before serving.

Bacon and Spinach Quiche

Can't decide between a quiche Lorraine or Florentine for your next brunch? Add bacon and spinach to the basic filling for the best of both worlds.

Spinach and Gruyere Quiches

Rating: 3 stars 1112
An outstanding quiche relies on a few simple elements: a creamy egg custard, buttery homemade crust, and flavorful cheese and vegetables. This family-friendly brunch recipe delivers all three.

Lemony Pasta with Goat Cheese and Spinach

Rating: 3.5 stars 159
This is one of the quickest, most efficient suppers on the planet. Creamy goat cheese makes its own sauce, but it needs the fresh brightness of lemon to really pop.

Steamed Spinach

Rating: 2.5 stars 58
Spinach greens will become tender in a few minutes after steaming, so don't walk away from them.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Dan Dan Noodles

Making chili oil from scratch is easy and adds a delicious complex flavor to this dish, but you can use regular hot chili oil instead in a pinch.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Lemony Quinoa-and-Spinach Soup

Make sure to rinse your quinoa well in cold water before using.