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25 Best Spinach Recipes That Go Beyond Salad

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If you’re looking for more ways to include greens in your diet, starting with spinach is a really good idea. This is because spinach is versatile and delicious – you can sneak it into so many different recipes! It’s also packed full of nutrients such as iron, calcium, and vitamin K. Here are 25 best spinach recipes for you to try this month. 

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25 Best Spinach Recipes of the Year

Breakfast Casserole Recipe

cooked caserole, fresh from the oven

Kick-start your day with this delicious breakfast casserole recipe. My favorite thing about this casserole is how customizable it is. You can add as much spinach, lean proteins, and other veggies as you want! It’s also a great make-ahead dish.

Panera 10 Vegetable Soup Recipe

Panera soup in a bowl

This vegetable-loaded soup recipe is both filling and healthy. The spinach is a nutritious addition to the medley of veggies and whole grains. It’s the perfect choice for a comforting lunch or light dinner – I recommend serving it with a thick slice of crusty bread.

Easy Bibimbap (Korean Mixed Rice Bowl)

bowl of bibimbap

Spinach plays a significant role in this Korean favorite, providing a pop of color, texture, and a nutrient boost. The mixture of sautéed veggies, proteins, and the signature Gochujang sauce is a meal I’m never bored with.

Spanakorizo – Greek Spinach Rice

This classic Greek dish, Spanakorizo, combines spinach with creamy rice. It’s a simple and delicious meal!

Simple and Flavorful Sautéed Baby Spinach

If you’re in need of a quick and healthy side dish, this sautéed baby spinach recipe is for you. The delicate baby spinach is flavored with garlic and seasonings for an easy side to complement to any main dish.

Korean Spinach Salad 2 Ways

This recipe presents two methods for preparing a refreshing Korean spinach salad. Both versions feature spinach as the star, but with different seasonings.

Aloo Palak (Potato and Spinach Curry)

Aloo Palak is a traditional Indian dish that combines creamy potatoes with a perfectly spiced spinach curry. This recipe is hearty and warming, delicious for a family meal or a dinner party.

Best Ever Spinach Balls Appetizer

One of the best spinach appetizer recipes is this fun and delicious Spinach Balls. They are crispy on the outside and so soft on the inside – and overall yummy party snack overall.

Quick Spinach Pasta

This quick and easy pasta recipe features spinach in a starring role. It’s a great way to get your greens in while enjoying a comforting bowl of pasta.

Pastryless Spanakopita (Gluten-Free No Pastry Spinach and Feta Pie)

This recipe offers a gluten-free take on the traditional Greek Spanakopita. The combination of spinach and feta, wrapped in a pastryless crust, is a delicious and healthy alternative.

Mini Spinach Frittatas (With Parmesan Cheese)

These mini frittatas are the perfect option for a brunch or a quick snack. The spinach adds a nutritious twist, while the parmesan cheese adds flavor.

Spinach Tortillas

Add a healthy twist to your tacos, wraps, or burritos with these homemade spinach tortillas. They’re easy to make and add a splash of color and extra nutrition to your favorite Mexican dishes.

Green Spinach Pasta Sauce (Quick & Easy)

This vibrant green spinach sauce is perfect for adding a flavorful and nutrient-dense touch to your pasta. It’s quick, easy, and incredibly delicious.

Asado Chicken Breasts with Sautéed Garlic Spinach

This healthy and flavorful chicken dish, served with sautéed garlic spinach, is a perfect dinner option. The asado seasoning on the chicken pairs perfectly with the garlicky spinach.

Crustless Spinach Quiche

This crustless quiche is low in carbs but high in flavor. The creamy spinach filling is both savory and satisfying, making it a great option for brunch, lunch, or a light dinner.

Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms

Working as a side dish or a light main, this recipe combines the robust flavors of mushrooms and spinach with a tangy balsamic glaze. It’s a delicious and healthy option that’s ready in no time.

Potato & Spinach Gratin

This delicious gratin recipe marries the comforting richness of potatoes with the nutritional punch of spinach. Blanketed in a creamy sauce and topped with a golden-browned crust, it’s great to have at your next dinner party.

Tuscan Shrimp with Spinach, Artichokes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This yummy Tuscan shrimp recipe is a fun mix of flavors. The shrimp, spinach, artichokes, and sun-dried tomatoes come together beautifully in a creamy garlic sauce, creating a restaurant-quality dish right at home.

Chana Saag Recipe – Creamy Chickpeas and Spinach

Chana Saag is a delicious Indian dish packed with both flavor and nutrition. The spinach and chickpeas create a rich, creamy curry that’s comforting and oh so good. Serve it with rice or naan for a complete meal.

Lemon ricotta pasta & spinach

This pasta dish is the right balance of comfort and freshness. The creamy ricotta and tangy lemon pair wonderfully with the spinach, creating a simple yet flavorful dish.

Cheesy Spinach Crescents

These cheesy spinach crescents are a fantastic appetizer or snack. The crescent rolls are stuffed with delicious spinach and cheese filling for a fun bite-sized treat.

Corn Fritters

These crispy corn fritters are taken to the next level with the addition of spinach. They’re light, flavorful, and perfect for a quick snack or as a side dish.

Spinach and Garlic Potato Patties Recipe

These savory potato patties feature spinach and garlic – flavors that are a match made in heaven. They’re crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and perfect as a snack or side dish.

Spinach Quesadilla

This spinach quesadilla recipe is a fun spin on the traditional Mexican dish. The spinach adds a nutritional punch, and the melted cheese makes it irresistibly delicious.

Spinach Potato Casserole

This spinach potato casserole is the ultimate comfort food. The recipe calls for potatoes, spinach, and lots of cheese for a crowd pleasing dish that’s fit for a family dinner or a holiday gathering.

Which one of these easy spinach recipes is your favorite? And did we miss any you think should be included in this guide? Please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear!!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the healthiest way to eat spinach?

Eating fresh spinach in salads or smoothies is a great way to preserve its nutrients like Vitamin C. You can also steam it lightly, but avoid boiling it in lots of water. Steaming preserves the nutrient-dense spinach’s goodness without draining all the good stuff away.

Is spinach better for you cooked than raw?

Raw spinach is packed with nutrients, but cooking it makes certain nutrients like iron and calcium easier for your body to absorb. But heads up, cooking can also reduce the Vitamin C content. So, mixing it up—having some raw in salads and some cooked in spinach recipes like sautéed spinach or grain bowls—is a great way to get the best of both worlds.

What can you make with a lot of spinach?

The possibilities are endless! One of the best spinach recipes for a weeknight dinner is to sauté it in olive oil with some fresh garlic. Throw in some red peppers for color and extra textures.

Creamed spinach recipe with heavy cream and Parmesan cheese is another delicious side dish. If you’re into dips, a spinach artichoke dip with cream cheese is the way to go.

Can I freeze spinach?

Yes! Freezing spinach is an easy way to have it ready for future recipes. Just make sure to blanch it first to keep that great flavor. Pop the blanched leaves in cold water, drain, and then store them in freezer bags. Use it later in dishes like spinach curry or spinach rice.

How do you eat spinach to get the most nutrients?

Steaming is one of the best ways to preserve nutrients in spinach. It’s also a good idea to eat it with a bit of healthy fat, like olive oil, for better nutrient absorption.

What happens if you don’t blanch spinach?

Blanching helps to preserve the color, flavor, and nutritional value of the spinach, especially if you’re going to freeze it. Without blanching, expect some loss in texture and taste over time.

How do you mask the taste of spinach?

Not a fan of the spinach-y taste? Blend it in green smoothies with sweet fruits like banana or mango. You can also cook it with tasty stuff like bacon or mix it in a creamy sauce with types of cheese like cheddar or feta. Trust me, you’ll hardly notice it’s there.

How do you neutralize spinach?

If you’re talking about the slightly bitter taste, a creamy dip or cheesy spinach recipe can do the trick. For a fun way to balance it out, try making a strawberry spinach salad recipe with a sweet and tangy dressing. A little bit of sweetness or acidity (like lemon juice or a dash of balsamic vinegar) works wonders.

How to eat spinach every day?

Want to make it a daily thing? Easy! Add fresh baby spinach leaves to your bowl of oatmeal in the morning. Use it in a halloumi salad for lunch. Make it a main dish for dinner tonight with a Tuscan chicken recipe featuring spinach and creamy sauce. You can also throw it into smoothies or make it a staple in grain bowls.

What should I eat with spinach to absorb the iron?

Eating spinach with foods rich in Vitamin C can help your body absorb its iron better. So next time you’re whipping up some spinach recipes, think about tossing in some red peppers or giving it a squeeze of lemon.

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