5 Flavorful Spinach Recipes

5 Flavorful Spinach Recipes

Popeye had it right when he said spinach makes him “strong to the finish.” Nutritious and delicious, spinach is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals – but you don’t have to just eat it raw (or creamed from a can!). Whether you’re just learning how to cook spinach or you’re already eating this versatile veggie daily, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite flavorful spinach recipes to share.

Hot Bacon Spinach Dip

Made with bacon, Monterey Jack cheese and savory onion seasoning, this spinach dip is a winner for every occasion.

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 25 minutes | Total: 40 minutes | Serves: 12 | Difficulty: Easy

Hot Bacon Spinach Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 box (9 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 envelope Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Onion Recipe Soup & Dip Mix
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • ½ cup chopped cooked bacon
  • Crackers, for serving
Hot Bacon Spinach Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 box (9 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 envelope Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Onion Recipe Soup & Dip Mix
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • ½ cup chopped cooked bacon
  • Crackers, for serving

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cook spinach according to package directions; drain well and pat dry.
  2. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream and onion soup mix. Add spinach and 1½ cups shredded cheese; mix well. Spread mixture in 9” glass pie plate.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes until heated through. Top with remaining ½ cup cheese and bacon. Bake 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve with crackers.

Apple Spinach Chicken Burgers

Shredded apples and chopped spinach keep these grilled chicken burgers moist and juicy!

Prep: 18 minutes | Cook: 12 minutes | Total: 30 minutes | Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Easy

Apple Spinach Chicken Burgers

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. Kroger Brand Honey Mustard
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
Apple Spinach Chicken Burgers

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. Kroger Brand Honey Mustard
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted

Directions:

  1. Heat grill to medium heat.
  2. In small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and honey mustard; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except buns. Mix well; divide into 4 burger patties.
  4. Oil grill grates; cook burger patties 10-12 minutes, flipping once, until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  5. Serve burgers on toasted bun with a generous spread of honey mustard mixture.

Alfredo Baked Chicken and Pasta

This classic pasta dish is a great comfort food – and an iconic addition as the primo in your Italian feast!

Prep: 25 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes | Total: 35 minutes | Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Easy

Alfredo Baked Chicken and Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 package HemisFares™ Fusilli Long Spirals Pasta
  • 1 jar HemisFares™ Truffle Alfredo Pasta Sauce
  • 4 slices Private Selection™ Pancetta, diced
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. HemisFares™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 oz. fresh spinach
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • Salt, to taste
Alfredo Baked Chicken and Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 package HemisFares™ Fusilli Long Spirals Pasta
  • 1 jar HemisFares™ Truffle Alfredo Pasta Sauce
  • 4 slices Private Selection™ Pancetta, diced
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. HemisFares™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 oz. fresh spinach
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • Salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 13”x9” casserole dish. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions and drain.
  2. In large saucepan, cook chicken in olive oil until browned on each side and cooked through, about 4-6 minutes per side (chicken should reach internal temperature of 165°F). Remove chicken from heat and carefully shred.
  3. Add spinach to pan. Cook until wilted, about 2 minutes.
  4. Using same large saucepan, add pancetta, chicken and cooked pasta. Stir in Alfredo; add salt to taste.
  5. Transfer pasta to casserole dish. Sprinkle evenly with shredded provolone.
  6. Bake 10 minutes, or until cheese bubbles and top browns.

Keto Greek Spinach Cauli-Rice

Inspired by a Greek favorite known as spanakorizo (a classic, country-style vegetarian pilaf), this keto-friendly dish swaps traditional rice with riced cauliflower – but the beloved big flavors of fresh lemon, dill, spinach and feta remain the same.

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes | Total: 25 minutes | Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Easy

Keto Greek Spinach Cauli-Rice

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 packages (12 oz.) Kroger Brand Recipe Beginnings® Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 tsp. salt

  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 5 oz. spinach, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
Keto Greek Spinach Cauli-Rice

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 packages (12 oz.) Kroger Brand Recipe Beginnings® Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 tsp. salt

  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 5 oz. spinach, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 6 oz. crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. In large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Cook onion and garlic 2-3 minutes, until softened and fragrant.
  2. Add riced cauliflower; raise heat to medium-high. Cook 5-8 minutes, until tender and excess liquid has evaporated.
  3. Stir in spinach. Continue cooking 1-2 minutes, until wilted.
  4. Stir in dill, lemon zest and juice. Top with feta crumbles. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Spinach Pad Thai

This spinach-loaded Pad Thai offers comforting flavors and lots of nutrients. Try adding additional protein, such as tofu or shrimp, for an even more filling dish.

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes | Total: 25 minutes | Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Easy

Spinach Pad Thai

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. dried thin rice stick noodles
  • ¼ cup fish sauce or soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup white vinegar
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic

  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup green onions, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • ½ cup dry roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Lime wedges
Spinach Pad Thai

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. dried thin rice stick noodles
  • ¼ cup fish sauce or soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup white vinegar
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic

  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup green onions, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • ½ cup dry roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Lime wedges

Directions:

  1. Prepare rice stick noodles according to package instructions.
  2. In small bowl, mix together fish sauce, vinegar, sugar and paprika; set aside.
  3. In large pan over medium heat, heat oil. Cook garlic 15 seconds. Add eggs; scramble until just cooked.
  4. Pour in sauce mixture; bring to boil. Stir in noodles and spinach; toss. Cook 1-2 minutes, until spinach is wilted and noodles absorb some sauce.
  5. Remove from heat; mix in green onions, sprouts and peanuts.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.

Looking for more recipes with spinach? To enjoy more leafy green goodness, visit our entire collection of spinach recipes! Popeye would be proud.