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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.)

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Mexican Sweet Potato Hash with Black Beans and Spinach

Leave it to Coterie member Phoebe Lapine to come up with a lightning-fast hash that we want to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (It’s also Paleo, Whole30 and gluten-free, no big deal.)

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Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear and Pomegranate Spinach Salad

Coterie member Monique Volz knows that not all salads have to have kale. Iron-rich spinach is just as good for you, and pairs beautifully with all kinds of toppings, like fruit or cheese.

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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.

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Garlic, Mushroom and Spinach Pizza

Would you believe that there are five cups of spinach on this pizza (courtesy of Coterie member Gaby Dalkin)? It’s practically a salad, if you ask us.

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Green Shakshuka

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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