42 Easy Spinach Recipes to Make for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
We’ll always sing the praises of kale, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, but it’s time to show spinach some love, too. The humble green can make any dish a little more nutritious and a lot tastier, whether it’s a smoothie, pasta or salad. Here are 42 spinach recipes that are as easy as they are delicious.
6. Spinach Artichoke Squares
We’ll admit it: We love a retro recipe. But we’re also all about a modern makeover, which is where these cheesy, flaky squares come in.
8. Pasta Florentine with Grilled Chicken
We’ve cracked the code on how to improve this classic: grilled chicken. It adds just a hint of charred je ne sais quoi to the creamy, saucy noodles.
10. Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Meet our version of chicken Parmigiana, which requires absolutely zero frying or dredging—definitive proof that baked can be better.
17. Lemon and Spinach Orzotto
Any recipe featuring fresh garlic, butter and Parmesan cheese is one we want in our belly, stat. Throw a generous glug of white wine in the mix and it's *chef's kiss*.
20. Balsamic Brown Butter Tortellini with Spinach and Hazelnuts
Aka the easiest way to take store-bought pasta up a notch. Don't skip the hazelnuts—they seriously amp up the toasty, nutty notes of the brown butter sauce.
24. Spinach and Three-Cheese Stuffed Shells
This single-skillet star is the definition of comfort food. And it's a breeze to make, too—think of stuffed shells like a shortcut to homemade ravioli. BTW, the secret to the sauce's sweet-yet-punchy flavor is all thanks to roasted red peppers and spicy Italian sausage.
25. Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Barley Risotto
Risotto doesn't need to contain a million calories (not that we don't love when it does). This wholesome take only uses EVOO, vegetable broth and modest amounts of butter, white wine and Parm to reach Arborio heaven. Feel free to use kale instead of spinach if that's what you have on hand.
26. Green Bowl with Chicken, Citrus and Herbs
Isn't it the best when a single meal takes care of your veggie count for the whole day? This stunner boasts asparagus, spinach, avocado, broccoli slaw and a generous glug of green goddess dressing.
27. Mixed Greens Lasagna
This better-for-you spin on a dinnertime classic calls for a whopping eight cups of mixed greens (kale! arugula! spinach!), as well as part-skim ricotta and mozz.
30. Soft Polenta and Mushroom Bowls
Ever had polenta that wasn't drowning in a pool of butter and cheese? Didn't think so. Here, it's topped with crispy mushrooms, thin-sliced spinach, diced tomatoes and a dollop of basil pesto instead.
33. Spinach and Mushroom Egg White Frittata
The key to fluffing up a mini frittata is cooking one side on the stovetop, then broiling the other side in the oven until it's puffy and cooked through.
35. Coconut Green Curry
For nights when you’re craving something filling but still healthy, try this 30-minute Japanese-inspired dish. (Don’t forget the rice for serving.)
36. Greek Spinach and Feta Pie
If you’ve never tried spanakopita (literally “spinach pie”), you’re in for a treat. It’s buttery, cheesy and all-around irresistible. Good luck having just one slice.
38. Olive Oil-Baked Chickpeas and Eggs with Spinach and Sumac
42. Asparagus Frittata with Crème Fraîche
A frittata is a carb-free blank slate for letting its fillings shine. Slice it up like a pie and you’re ready for brunch.