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Healthy Spinach Recipes and Cooking Tips

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Parmesan Spinach Cakes

If you like spinach-cheese pie, try these simple but elegant-looking little spinach cakes.

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Simple Sautéed Spinach

Sautéed spinach (or any greens) with garlic and a squeeze of lemon (or vinegar) is a simple formula that lets spinach shine and will never go out of favor.

» Simple Sautéed Spinach

Creamy Spinach Dip

Try this light spinach dip made healthier with reduced-fat cream cheese, nonfat yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese instead of full-fat cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream. It will save you a whopping 84 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving when compared to traditional versions. Serve it with pita chips and crunchy vegetables or spread it on a sandwich.

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Cheese-&-Spinach-Stuffed Portobellos

Here we take the elements of a vegetarian lasagna filling—ricotta, spinach and Parmesan cheese—and nestle them into roasted portobello mushroom caps. The recipe works best with very large portobello caps; if you can only find smaller ones, buy one or two extra and divide the filling among all the caps. Serve with a tossed salad and a whole-wheat dinner roll or spaghetti tossed with marinara sauce.

» Cheese-&-Spinach-Stuffed Portobellos

Spinach & Frisée Salad with Tangerines & Coriander-Crusted Scallops

The flavors of coriander and tangerine complement the sweet scallops in this easy-to-make dinner salad. Frisée has a big flavor and a sturdy texture, which stands up to the warm scallops. If you can’t find frisée, make your own mix of greens; escarole and curly endive are great ones to include.

» Spinach & Frisée Salad with Tangerines & Coriander-Crusted Scallops

Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Pizza

This stuffed pizza is filled with crumbled tofu, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, cheese and fresh basil. It’s easy to make stuffed pizza at home. Just roll the crust thin, spread filling over half and fold closed. To use fresh spinach, cook 10 ounces until just wilted; finely chop and squeeze dry. Serve with: Marinara sauce for dipping and mixed green salad.

» Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Pizza

Rice, Cheddar & Spinach Pie

This rice, spinach and Cheddar pie is a cinch to prepare—especially if you have leftover cooked rice. If you don’t, follow package directions for 4 servings to get about 3 cups cooked rice. Serve with steamed artichokes with light mayo mixed with lemon for dipping.

» Rice, Cheddar & Spinach Pie


Tender, fresh spinach is delicious in salads, pasta, soups and dips and is an easy, healthy addition to many meals. Plus it's versatile—spinach is equally tasty raw or cooked. And spinach teems with important nutrients, such as folate, vitamin E and lutein, to keep your body strong. Eat well and stay strong with these delicious, healthy spinach recipes.

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Spinach Dip & More Spinach Appetizers

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Spinach Salad Recipes

Spinach salad is a great way to increase your family’s...
This blue cheese, corn and spinach salad recipe is...
The big flavor of sherry vinegar mixed with mustard, oil...
Like many spinach salads, this one features lots of chopped...
Reader Jennifer Sanders contributed this salad, which...
The flavors of coriander and tangerine complement the sweet...
The combination of pink grapefruit sections, dark green...
This healthy spinach salad recipe uses one avocado two ways...
This spinach salad tossed with spunky ginger dressing was...
Combine steak, walnuts, blueberries and feta cheese in this...
This warm spinach-and-beet salad is inspired by a dish from...
This wilted spinach salad doesn't follow the bacon-and...

Creamed Spinach & More Easy Spinach Side Dishes

EatingWell's updated version of creamed spinach has a...
This creamy spinach casserole recipe is a more...
This quick and easy gratin will surely become a dinnertime...
If you like spinach-cheese pie, try these simple but...
Pine nuts and sweet golden raisins brighten up sauteed...
Bacon and blue cheese transform spinach into a stellar side...
A delicious and quick spinach saute is a nice addition to...
In Korea there is an entire category of side dishes called...
Sautéed spinach (or any greens) with garlic and a squeeze...
Enjoy this vegetable-rich nibble as they do in Spain,...
Olive oil and pine nuts are a simple addition to sautéed...

Spinach Soup Recipes

This fragrant, Italian-flavored soup takes advantage of...
Chorizo lends this Mediterranean-inspired spinach soup...
For this light, brothy stew, use the vegetables of late...
The round, rich taste (also known as umami) of miso soup...
Rosemary has a strong flavor, but offers only a subtle hint...
A little fresh goat cheese and a touch of butter are just...

Spinach Smoothie Recipes & Spinach Juice Recipes

This green smoothie is packed with grapes, spinach, green...
This healthy spinach-apple juice is a green nutrient...

Spinach Quiche Recipes

We've loaded this meaty pie with a whole pound of...
This healthy quiche recipe is perfect for entertaining—the...

More Spinach Recipes

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Try this rich-tasting cheese, artichoke and spinach soufflé...
Look for Asian greens (tatsoi, mizuna and/or pea shoots)...
Mac & cheese can be a true comfort on a gloomy day, and...
Cobb salad meets pizza in this summery pizza salad recipe....
This dish is a satisfying vegetarian meal complete with...
Currants add a surprising touch of sweetness to this simple...
Frilly layers of phyllo dough surround the festive spinach...
Here we take the elements of a vegetarian lasagna filling—...
You may disagree on whether the chicken parm sandwich...
Feta, spinach and dill flavor these tofu patties. Slice...
Fish, spinach, tomatoes and garlic combine classically in a...
Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese,...
Crumbled tofu replaces the ricotta in our Italian-style...
Try these crepes, filled with spinach and meaty mushrooms...
This healthful and comforting vegetarian casserole is...
This take on the classic bacon-wrapped appetizer uses...
This rice, spinach and Cheddar pie is a cinch to prepare—...
Traditional stromboli recipes are stuffed with tons of...
This cheesy lasagna is full of spicy Italian turkey sausage...
Vibrant Southeast Asian seasonings are a natural with...
This stewlike potato and spinach curry can be served as a...
Here we add a little cooked spinach to traditional potato...
For this healthy stuffed tilapia recipe, use two larger...
This stuffed pizza is filled with crumbled tofu, spinach,...
For this light vegetarian ravioli recipe, we combine...
This yummy lasagna-inspired casserole has cheese,...
This vegetarian enchilada recipe is weeknight-fast when you...

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