Give spinach a chance! These frozen spinach recipes will change the way your kids view the misunderstood green.
We all know spinach is nutritious. Bursting with vitamins and nutrients, you’ll definitely want to incorporate it into your family’s diet.
Raw spinach is wonderful in salads, but frozen spinach is a lot more versatile when it comes to these easy recipes.
It’s something you can keep in your freezer to throw in as an ingredient whenever you see fit.
From tarts and pastries to pizza and pasta, these delicious recipes are a wonderful way to incorporate spinach into your meals.
1. Spinach Artichoke Dip
This classic dip features spinach leaves and artichoke hearts. Two veggies in one mean you’ll get twice the nutrition!
Made of mayo, sour cream, and cheese, this dip is ridiculously rich, creamy, and cheesy. It’s such a smart way to disguise the vegetables.
It’s so good, even the kids won’t mind the greens. Trust me, even without chips or crackers, they’ll inhale this dip.
2. Spinach Enchiladas
Enchiladas are usually filled with meats, cheese, and beans. Not this recipe, though.
The stuffing is a mix of spinach, mushrooms, and onions. The combination works so well that you won’t even miss the meat.
Bathed with enchilada sauce and melted cheese, these taquitos are such a treat!
They’re vegetarian, too, in case you haven’t noticed, which means it’s a dish that non-meat eaters can enjoy.
3. White Spinach Pizza
White spinach pizza is a weakness of mine. I don’t know what it is about the combination of spinach and goat cheese, but man, it’s impossible to resist.
I’m not ashamed to say I can eat six slices of this in one seating. I know – it’s a problem.
But hey, there’s spinach in it, so I don’t feel too guilty about it.
4. Spinach Alfredo Pasta
If you’re looking for a vegetarian casserole to bring to a potluck, I have you covered. This Alfredo pasta bake is exceptional, to say the least.
So here’s how it goes. For the sauce, there’s a combo of Alfredo sauce (which is already a done deal in and of itself), heavy whipping cream, garlic paste, herbs, and spices.
Then, of course, there’s the pasta. This recipe uses penne, and for good reason.
The sauce doesn’t only coat the penne but penetrates the holes as well, so you’ll get sauce everywhere.
Frozen spinach and cheese are thrown into the mix, adding even more texture and flavor to the pasta.
It gets baked in the oven until the pasta is cooked and the cheese is melted, resulting in one heck of a pasta bake.
5. Spinach Lasagna
Here’s another pasta dish that’ll be a guaranteed hit with kids and adults.
Spinach lasagna is a vegetarian alternative to the classic, meaty lasagna. It’s so scrumptious, even meat lovers will ask for more.
Layers of whole wheat lasagna, a blend of cheeses, and frozen spinach are baked into golden green perfection.
It may not look and taste like traditional lasagna, but it’s just as hearty and delicious.
6. Spinach and Cheese Strata
Treat the whole family with this spinach and cheese strata! It’s hearty, tasty, and thanks to the spinach, it’s nutritious. It’s a perfect way to start the day.
This strata has layers of custard-soaked bread, spinach, and three kinds of cheese.
It’s delicious, and your kitchen will smell amazing as it bakes in the oven.
Don’t feel like you need to wake early to prepare this casserole!
Just assemble all the layers the night before and just pop the casserole in the oven the next morning.
7. Spinach Tortellini Soup
This soup features stuffed tortellini and spinach leaves in a rich tomato-based broth. It sounds fancy, but it’s actually very easy to make.
Complete with starch, protein, fats, and veggies, this soup is a complete meal on its own.
But you can make it even heartier by serving it with crusty bread. It’s the perfect accompaniment because you can use it to sop up the soup.
8. Spinach Pinwheels
Just by looking at these spinach pinwheels, you can tell they’re fantastic.
How creamy is that spinach filling, and how golden and puffy are those pastries? Together, they’re the perfect combination.
It’s a great appetizer, but feel free to have it for breakfast or your mid-day snack, either. I love it with my morning coffee.
9. Creamed Spinach
In this recipe, you’ll showcase spinach in all its glory.
Creamed spinach is a delicious side dish excellent with any entree, may it be pork chops, steaks, grilled chicken, or even fish.
Saute the leaves with heavy cream, cream cheese, parmesan, season it with salt and spices, and that’s it!
It’s a quick and easy accompaniment to your lunch or dinner.
10. Spinach Pie
This spinach pie is a variation of the Greek spanakopita – a pie made of phyllo crust, spinach, and feta.
Instead of phyllo, use puff pastry dough. It’s crisp and flaky, but since it’s ready-made, there’s no effort required.
The pie filling contains spinach leaves and cottage cheese, so trust that it’s savory, creamy, and just purely awesome.
Together, the two elements create a delicious and hearty breakfast dish!
11. Spinach Quiche
Flaky and buttery crust is filled with a creamy and cheesy mushroom spinach filling.
You can’t go wrong with that. Hearty, tasty, and nutritious, this spinach quiche is the breakfast of champions!
Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s forgiving.
You can eyeball the seasonings, add whatever mix-ins you can think of, and it’ll still taste amazing.
12. Stuffed Mushrooms
First of all, how adorable are these stuffed mushrooms? Serve them at a party, and they’ll be the first to disappear.
Cremini mushrooms are bursting with a mix of spinach, cream cheese, parmesan, mozzarella, and garlic.
It doesn’t end there, though. They’re topped with bread crumbs for a crunchy finish.
The different flavors and textures will blow your tastebuds away.
13. Sauteed Spinach
I know this dish sounds boring, but hear me out. This isn’t your typical sauteed spinach.
Cooked with garlic and white wine, these spinach leaves are bursting with flavor!
If your lunch or dinner is looking incomplete, this quick and easy spinach is what you’ll need. Just 10 minutes, and you’re done.
14. Spinach in Puff Pastry
This spinach puff pastry is another variation of the Greek spanakopita.
It tastes the same, with a crispy and flaky pastry stuffed with creamy spinach filling. But the effort involved is more minimal.
All you’ll need to do is chop, mix, and assemble! The rest is up to the oven.
15. Spinach Artichoke Pizza
Turn the spinach artichoke dip into a hearty dish with a pizza crust. This masterpiece is as beautiful as it is delicious.
Rich and creamy spinach artichoke mix, mozzarella, and cherry tomatoes top a crispy tender crust. This pizza is all-veggie, and it’s all good.
It’s so scrumptious, you won’t even notice there’s no meat!
16. Vegetarian Baked Ziti
Baked ziti is always a treat, but it’s loaded with carbs and fats, so it’s hardly healthy.
Here’s a simple way to add nutrition to the sinful dish. Instead of ground meat, throw in some veggies!
Loaded with spinach, zucchini, and red peppers, this vegetarian baked ziti is just as good as the meaty version.
17. Frozen Spinach Risotto
Watching cooking competitions gave me the impression that risotto is difficult to make. I was mistaken! Risotto is actually pretty easy.
Apart from the rice (either arborio or carnaroli) risotto calls for basic ingredients.
In this recipe, you’ll only need onion, spinach, mushrooms, and cheese.
It’s simple, but the ingredients create a delectable combination.
18. Spinach Quesadillas
Spinach and cheese star these rich and creamy quesadillas! They’re healthy, hearty, and most importantly, delicious.
This recipe calls for grilling the quesadillas, which gives them a nice char and smoky flavor.
Topped with salsa and a dollop of sour cream, these quesadillas will be a certified hit.
19. Spinach Feta Tarts
These bite-sized tarts look complicated, but you’ll be surprised at how easy they are to make.
For the tart shells, you’ll use layers of phyllo dough. Its flakiness and butteriness are unparalleled.
The filling is a mixture of spinach and feta bound by eggs.
The tarts are then topped with parmesan cheese and baked to crispy perfection.
20. Saag Aloo (Indian Spinach and Potatoes)
Saag aloo is a classic Indian dish of spinach, onions, and cubed potatoes.
Seasoned with aromatic spices, this dish tastes and smells incredible.
Serve this side dish with roast beef, lamb, or chicken dish for a complete meal.
21. Spinach Gnocchi
I’m a sucker for gnocchi. These little dumplings are not like any pasta!
Made with mashed potatoes and flour, they have a uniquely firm and chewy texture. I can’t get enough.
When I saw this recipe for spinach gnocchi, I was uncertain. It doesn’t call for potatoes, which I thought was crazy!
Instead, it combined spinach, ricotta, parmesan, flour, and egg.
The ingredients created such a lovely texture and flavor. Thank goodness I gave it a chance.
22. Spinach Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are pretty much a done deal. But spinach makes it a thousand times better.
The combination of mashed potatoes, spinach, and sour cream is a sure win.
Topped with cheese and baked until bubbly, this casserole will be your new favorite comfort food.
23. Spinach Stuffed Bread
Soft and fluffy bread is stuffed with spinach and cheddar cheese. Delicious is an understatement.
If you don’t want to make bread from scratch, don’t worry, you won’t have to.
This recipe calls for frozen bread dough, so making it is a breeze.
I’ve featured spanakopita variations several times in this round-up, so it’s only fitting that I now put the spotlight on the original recipe.
Spanakopita is a Greek pie with layers of flaky phyllo pastry at the bottom and the top and a rich and creamy spinach filling.
If you’re looking for the best recipe for spanakopita, the search is over. This one’s all you’ll need.
25. Palak Paneer
Let’s finish it off with the delicious palak paneer. This classic Indian dish consists of cubes of Indian cottage cheese swimming in a rich spinach puree.
Made creamier with yogurt and seasoned with aromatics, this amazing vegetarian dish can replace any meat entree any day.
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