Cooking with Spinach
This truly versatile green is a perfect base for any meal–raw or cooked. While baby spinach is more expensive, the stems don't have to be removed, which will save you time when preparing.
First up is our Fennel and Spinach Salad with Shrimp and Balsamic Vinaigrette. Quick, fresh, light—the perfect trifecta for a weeknight meal. Thin slices of fennel with fresh spinach leaves are nice bites that contrast with bacon and bacon-sautéed shrimp. It’s fast and looks fancy.
Spaghetti with Spinach-Avocado Sauce
Move over, pesto: You're not the only sauce worth going green for. Pureed avocado makes this dish positively irresistible. Garnish with extra basil leaves, if desired.
Spinach and Parmesan Soufflés
Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese has a superior nutty flavor you won't find in the domestic alternatives. It's worth seeking out—be sure to buy a wedge and grate it yourself.
Spinach and Arugula Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing
This light in calories but rich in taste dressing meets at the happy place between Caesar and ranch. Spinach, arugula, and matchstick turnips make it a hearty salad, but you can add grilled chicken or grilled shrimp for a Caesar salad dinner that the whole family will love.
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Spinach
Swirl up a forkful of this rich, creamy play on lasagna. Packed with the same great flavors of the traditional dish, our veggie-packed version packs in nutrition while slashing carbs.
Dak Bokkeum with Spinach (Korean Stewed Chicken with Spinach)
Dak bokkeum, adapted here, is often a one-pot Korean dish of chicken, carrot, onion, and potato, all stewed in a spicy-sweet sauce. But you can adapt it to a mix of your favorite veggies. Our version features spinach and flavorful chicken thighs.
Wheat Berry, Spinach, and Strawberry Salad
This super spinach salad is topped with strawberries, wheat berry mixture, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar, and more.
Choose a low-moisture ricotta. If you can't shape a loose ball with the cheese, place it in a strainer, and drain the excess liquid for about an hour.
Spaghetti with Pistachio-Mint Pesto and Spinach
Pistachios lend deep, earthy flavors to this pasta dish that is ideal for potlucks and feeding large crowds.
Chicken, Spinach, and Mushroom Lasagna
Chicken thighs poach until tender in stock, which becomes the base for a creamy béchamel sauce. No-boil noodles absorb more liquid during baking for a sturdy slice after freezing and reheating.
Kale and Spinach Salad with Beets and Roasted Garlic-Citrus Vinaigrette
Filling half the plate with plants isn't as hard as you think. We make it easier with salty, crispy bacon—one piece is all it takes to elevate this bountiful bowl of fruits and vegetables.
Chicken Stuffed with Spinach, Feta, and Pine Nuts
This chicken recipe is filled with Mediterranean flavors and pairs well with couscous. Use mozzarella or provolone for a milder kid's dish.
Spinach-Quinoa Cakes with Bell Pepper Relish
The quinoa mixture is very moist but will firm up beautifully in the oven. Press firmly when shaping the cakes, and be careful when transferring to the hot baking sheet. Place directly on pan for crispier cakes, or use parchment paper for quicker cleanup.
Spinach Pie with Goat Cheese, Raisins, and Pine Nuts
This savory pie is full of flavor. Make it as a filling vegetarian option to serve with your holiday meal or let it stand alone as the main star on your dining room table.
Linguine with Spinach-Herb Pesto
Here is a lovely twist on beloved pesto for spring. Baby spinach takes the place of most of the basil to give the sauce an earthy flavor. The thick, emerald sauce beautifully coats the flat noodles and serves up big flavor in every forkful.
Three-Cheese White Pizza with Spinach
The higher quality the ricotta cheese, the creamier and more delicious the pizza; we prefer Calabro brand.
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Spinach Pesto
This delicious dish uses supermarket wonton wrappers to create a shortcut weeknight ravioli treat.
Turkey Sausage and Spinach Lasagna
Spicy sausage gives this lasagna some kick. And three cheeses--ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan--make this lasagna wonderfully indulgent.
Creamed Spinach and Mushrooms
Creamed spinach is a quintessential, but fat-packed steak house side. Try this lightened classic with cremini mushrooms and nutmeg. Since the spinach is lightly wilted and tossed with the sauce, this recipe would showcase colorful varieties such as Bordeaux or Cardinal with deep red stems.
Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip
This slow-cooker spinach-artichoke dip is so rich and satisfying, you won't even know that it's low in fat and calories, too!