18 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 18 recipes that star our beloved spinach.
Grain-Free Mushroom, Spinach and Leek Pasta
One of our favorite ways to get our greens is to sauté them until meltingly tender, then toss them into a hearty bowl of pasta. Even better, this one happens to be grain-free.
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.
Bacon-Wrapped Black Cod with Spinach and Capers
Name a better combination than bacon and spinach—we’ll wait. The crispy meat lends a smoky touch to the spinach, which keeps everything light and nutritious.
Mini Spinach-Ricotta Calzones
While they’d make a damn fine cocktail appetizer, we wouldn’t object to eating these bite-size pocket pizzas for dinner (or lunch). And by shortcutting with store-bought pizza dough, we totally can.
Ina Garten’s Baked Spinach and Zucchini
Anyone can cook a veggie, but Ina knows the secret to making it irresistible: Smother it in cream, breadcrumbs and two types of cheese, of course.
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.)
Slow-Cooker Stuffed Shells
Your nonna might scoff, but we think making this classic Italian-American pasta dish in a slow cooker is the best thing since sliced bread.
Olive Oil-Baked Chickpeas and Eggs with Spinach and Sumac
Meet the savory breakfast of our dreams: It looks and tastes fancy, but starts with simple a can of chickpeas and comes together in 15 minutes. (Thanks, Coterie member Jodi Moreno.)
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.
Coconut Creamed Spinach
If you’re feeling a little virtuous but still want something decadent, this side is for you. (The secret ingredient? Coconut milk.)
Pasta Florentine with Grilled Chicken
We’ve cracked the code on how to improve this classic French meal: grilled chicken. It adds just a hint of charred je ne sais quoi to the creamy, saucy noodles.
You’re familiar with the popular Israeli dish, right? Our variation swaps spinach for the usual tomatoes to delicious effect (if we say so ourselves).
Spicy Shrimp Caesar Spinach Salad
In just 20 minutes, you could have a satisfying, healthy lunch. Or you could spend $20 at the salad bar, your call.
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.