From salads to homemade pizza to egg muffins, incorporating spinach into a meal is easy. But, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say they don’t like spinach. I’m sure you have too. Well, when your family tries these flavorful spinach recipes they won’t mind eating their greens.
Kathryn Brown’s (Woodbridge, NJ) Ham & Spinach Muffins are a simple and savory way to start the day.
“Great for breakfast or lunch,” thinks Kathryn. “They reheat well in the microwave.”
Perfect for meal prep, you can make a batch when you have free time and then just pop them microwave throughout the week.
Packed with fresh baby spinach, ham, and Parmesan cheese, these muffins are moist and tender with a slight buttery flavor. Keep this breakfast muffin recipe handy when you have leftover Easter ham. It’s a great way to repurpose it.
Quite delicious and easy to prepare, Roz Wenrich’s Eat Your Heart Out Popeye Spinach Balls are great.
“These are always a great hit at parties and a wonderful way to get people who don’t normally love spinach to eat it,” reveals Roz. “A walk-around party hors d’oeuvre that can be made ahead of time to leave the hostess with more time the day of the party.”
If you need an easy appetizer, give this recipe a try. Chewy and slightly crisp on the bottom, these can be served hot or cold.
Thawed frozen spinach mixed with minced onion, Parmesan cheese, and butter are the base of the spinach balls. What really pumps things up, though, is the seasoned stuffing mix. It helps to bind the ingredients together and adds a punch of herby flavor.
“I was trying to find something different to do with salmon and decided to make an entree salad,” explains Pat Di Mercurio (Saginaw, MI). “The Bleu cheese dressing is pretty low cal too.”
What Pat came up with is a delightful Spinach Salad With Pan Seared Salmon.
The seared salmon pairs well with the spinach salad and the light Bleu cheese dressing. Although the seasoning in the salmon is minimal, it’s delicious. Loaded with Bleu cheese flavor, the salad dressing is creamy but not heavy. A nice spinach salad when looking for a lighter meal.
Kids will love spinach if you serve them one of these spinach-packed dinner recipes.
“One of the best lasagnas I’ve ever had,” says Melody Perkins of her Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Rolls. “My family loved it.”
These lasagna rolls have five types of cheese stuffed inside. The filling also has browned Italian sausage, chopped artichokes, and plenty of fresh spinach.
This can be made as a traditional lasagna, but rolling the noodles up is a fun way to serve lasagna. I think this will be a big hit around your dinner table.
Put a twist on your next pizza night with Patty Clare’s (Brownfield, TX) Spinach Alfredo Pizza.
“This is an absolute hit at my house,” shares Patty. “My family loves CiCi’s, so I tried one of my own.”
If you love Alfredo sauce, then you’ll love this recipe. Think super creamy creamed spinach on top of pizza dough with a ton of cheese on top. Yum! You could even use the spinach sauce over pasta.
Spinach is one of my favorite veggies. When raw it has a very mild flavor but becomes more robust when cooked. It’s an easy ingredient to add to a recipe for an extra dose of leafy greens. These flavorful spinach recipes will make your family a fan of spinach too. Happy Pinching!