25 Things You Can Cook with Frozen Spinach
Spinach is one of those vegetables that people tend to have an opinion about. But we’re willing to bet that even the most outspoken spinach skeptic will find a recipe they love in this roundup. Spinach and artichoke dip, fluffy quiche, baked pasta dishes — there’s truly something for everyone!
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Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells
What do you get when you combine your favorite spinach and artichoke dip with creamy, cheesy, breadcrumb-topped pasta? These spinach-stuffed shells. We can’t think of a better use for frozen veggies!
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Spinach, Parmesan and Tomato Quiche
This colorful quiche uses a few shortcuts from the freezer to make things easier: a frozen, pre-made pie shell and a frozen spinach.
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Saag Paneer: Spinach with Indian Cheese
Indian saag is a vegetable dish made with leafy greens. Aarti’s version is easy — and features frozen spinach. She pairs it with aromatic seasonings (like garlic, ginger and a garam masala spice blend) and a simple homemade cheese called paneer.
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Spinach-Artichoke Panini Bites
Giada’s taking paninis to a whole new level with her oh-so-delicious, spinach-and-cheese version. The secret to the crispy, golden crust on the bread? She spreads them with mayonnaise!
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Cheesy Spinach Baked Penne
Making homemade tomato sauce for this recipe really allows you to control what goes into it. Here it’s mixed with chunks of mozzarella for delicious bursts of cheesiness and frozen spinach for extra wholesome goodness.
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These pizzeria-style calzones are packed with chicken, cheese and, of course, spinach. Not only are they easy to make, but they come together quick, using just a handful of ingredients.
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Creamed Spinach Casserole
Trisha’s creamed spinach casserole is the easy-to-make vegetable side dish we want to eat all year round. It’s warm and creamy, topped with a crunchy breadcrumb topping and loaded with good-for-you greens.
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Baked Spinach Ravioli
There’s nothing like a quick and comforting meal. This creamy baked pasta has plenty of cheesy flavor — and is the perfect way to use up that frozen spinach in your freezer.
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Cheese and Spinach Puff Pastry Pockets
Giada takes advantage of two items from the freezer (spinach and puff pastry) to make this easy appetizer. The only problem? The combination of flaky, butter crust and rich, cheesy spinach filling is so delicious that these small bites won’t last long. Better make a double batch!
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Cold Spinach Dip with Radishes
When you think of spinach dip the warm, oven-baked version probably comes to mind. But frozen spinach is the perfect ingredient for cold, summer dips too. This one is great with crisp crudités, making it the perfect addition to any cookout or backyard barbecue.
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Giant Spinach Dip-Stuffed Pretzel
A stuffed soft pretzel guarantees the perfect crust-to-dip ratio. Made with shortcut ingredients like refrigerated pizza dough and string cheese, this is one crowd-pleasing snack that doesn’t require a special occasion.
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Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings
These spinach-and-cheese dumplings will remind you of gnocchi, minus the potato. They’re tender and delicious, perfect with just a simple marinara sauce.
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Spinach and Three Cheese Phyllo Pie
The secret to getting the consistency of this spinach-and-cheese pie just right? Make sure you squeeze all the excess water from the spinach. The drier it is, the better your final results.
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Spinach Tortellini Soup
This clean-out-your-pantry recipe relies on basics that are sure to be stoked in your kitchen like chicken stock, pre-packaged cheese tortellini, canned tomatoes and frozen spinach.
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Fudgy Chocolate-Spinach Brownies
No one will suspect that there’s a healthy helping of spinach in these super-chocolatey brownies. The combination of chocolate, cocoa powder and chocolate chips disguise it perfectly.
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Stuffed Eggplant with Veal and Spinach
Adding frozen spinach to some of your favorite dishes is a great way to eat more green vegetables. Here, Rachael tosses it into the filling for stuffed eggplant. She combines it with cooked veal and tops each eggplant with cheesy breadcrumbs for a truly delicious dinner.
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If you’re looking for a way to eat more green veggies, this recipe is for you. Frozen spinach is turned into a savory and delicious dip (that’s perfect with pita bread or crackers) with the addition of a few ingredients like pine nuts, garlic and fresh ricotta cheese.
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Spinach and Red Pepper-Stuffed Chicken
This 5-star recipe has glowing reviews from Food Network fans. “Easy and delicious…hits all the taste buds…enjoyed by everyone” and “amazing recipe” are just a few of things they’re saying about this showstopping main dish.
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Bacon-Wrapped Spinach Dip Crostini
There’s no dipping required with these spinach-topped crostini. The bread soaks up the bacon drippings as it bakes, making each piece crisp, flavorful and perfectly paired with the savory spinach topping.
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Creamy Spinach and Pepperoni Baked Pasta
Got a picky eater at your table? They’ll never say no to spinach again! Pair the green veggie with fresh ricotta, asiago and pecorino cheeses and spicy pepperoni, for a baked rigatoni dish that is full of family-friendly flavors.
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Crustless Spinach Quiche
Quiche makes a great meal any time of the day and this spinach-and-cheese version couldn’t be easier. Instead of fussing with a crust, simply grease your cooking pan with olive oil. The crustless quiche will release perfectly.
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Like the popular appetizer, this dish pairs frozen spinach with artichoke hearts and Parmesan cheese. The mixture is rolled up into partially cooked lasagna noodles before being topped with cheese sauce — and baked to warm, bubbling, cheesy perfection.
Get the Recipe: Spinach-Artichoke Rollatini
Spinach-Artichoke Pizza Bagels
When you’re trying to introduce your little ones to new veggies, pairing them with something familiar can be a big help. These pizza bagels are the perfect example. A kid-friendly favorite with a new spin, they’re topped with spinach, artichoke hearts and cheese.
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Curried Chickpeas and Spinach
Frozen spinach is a great add-in when you’re making curry, especially if you’re not usually a fan of this leafy green. It’s completely transformed when it cooked with bold seasonings and spices. This dish has all the flavors you would expect from curry: garlic, ginger, chile pepper and more!
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Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli
Make your own, homemade raviolis (and use up that package of spinach in the back of your freezer) by filling egg roll wrappers with veggies and cheese.
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