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10 Ways to Eat Spinach That Don't Involve Salad

What's great about Popeye's favorite vegetable? It's cheap and delicious! Here are 10 top-rated recipes with spinach as the main ingredient. (Use fresh spinach and skip the canned or frozen stuff! It's cheaper by the bunch than in the pre-washed salad mix bags.)

Converting a recipe that calls for frozen spinach? Approximately one 12-ounce bunch of spinach = one 10-ounce package of frozen spinach

1. Spinach Enchiladas

Rave Review: "WOW, these were great! If I can get my kids to eat spinach...its a five star. They loved these" — I'm nuts too...

Spinach Enchiladas

Photo by Melissa Goff

2. Garlic Chicken with Orzo Noodles

Rave Review: "This is a great combination of flavors and textures, and healthy! The orzo pasta makes this VERY kid friendly. I usually toast the pasta for a few minutes in a dry skillet prior to cooking in boiling water, adds a little nutty flavor." -- Cinzia

Garlic Chicken with Orzo Noodles

Garlic Chicken with Orzo Noodles | Photo by CountryGirlGourmet

3. Sally's Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Rave Review: "Wow! I finally got my 5-year-old to like something with spinach in it!! (Just in time to start picking some from the garden!)"— Christina

Sally's Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Photo by Cristi

4. Spinach and Feta Pita Bake

Rave Review: "The smells and flavors of the sun-dried tomatoes and basil were amazing! This recipe is now a family favorite...easy to make and fills the house with the most wonderful aroma." — PROUDSOLDIERWIFE

Spinach and Feta Pita Bake

Photo by chibi chef

5. Spanakopita

Rave Review: "Stop reading and start cooking! This is a great recipe that even makes dealing with phyllo dough worth it. Cucumber salad with mint yogurt dressing is the perfect side dish."— JANET_PANNELL


Photo by recordaras

6. Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Rave Review: "Yum!! One of my favorites. Even my husband likes it. Just proves you don't need meat to have a fabulous dinner." — NAL

Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

7. Absolutely Perfect Palak Paneer

Rave Review: "Awesome recipe for spinach! Everyone loved it." — Maggie

Absolutely Perfect Palak Paneer

Photo by Caroline C

8. Crustless Spinach Quiche

Rave Review: "This is great and super easy. I was looking for a quiche without the crust! I made it for my friends and they raved." — MAGDA201

Crustless Spinach Quiche

Photo by cookin'mama

9. Shrimp Florentine

Rave Review: "Excellent! My husband said please make again!! I would add a little more zoodles and spinach. The two of us easily ate the whole thing!" -- Tborgman

Shrimp Florentine with Zoodles

Photo by momluvstocook

10. Marrakesh Vegetable Curry

Rave Review: "DEEELISH! I'm not a vegetarian, but this was my favorite recipe of the week. It is so wholesome and filling...real comfort food." — EYEOFTHEBEHOLDER

Marrakesh Vegetables Curry

Photo by House of Aqua


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About Jen Harwell

Are you still a vegetarian if you eat bacon? Let’s just call her a bacontarian.