Spinach is one of those vegetables that most people love to hate. Although people tend to hate it by itself, it is most admired when used in combination with another tasty ingredient. Not sure what to do with your frozen spinach? Below are ten recipes for you to try out with that spinach sitting in the back of your freezer!
1. Artichoke and Spinach Dip
(Recipe from Life Hack)
Who doesn't love a good appetizer! Not only that, but who doesn't love a good spinach and artichoke dip! It's a staple at every party and is actually one of the healthier dishes to make, if prepared properly. This dish requires the basic ingredients of any typical dip of the same kind, but allows the usage of garlic to the mix. Grab your tortilla or pita chips and dig in!
2. Cheesy "Baked" Spinach & Mozzarella Rigatoni
(Recipe from The Kitchn)
Slow cookers are amazing! All you have to do is gather your ingredients, throw everything in a pot, and just chill – this recipe is just that! Essentially a lasagna, this recipe is great for a rainy day when you need something warm, or even for those days when you simply don't feel like sitting in front of a hot stove all day!
3. Spinach Hamburgers
(Recipe from Food.com)
Like hamburgers? Like spinach? Well you're in luck! This recipe for spinach hamburgers, courtesy of Food.com, is the perfect thing for when those burger cravings come up! This burger recipe is super easy – you only need hamburger meat, spinach, onion soup mix, and Parmesan cheese. After about thirty minutes of your time, you'll have a hearty and healthy hamburger!
4. Tropical Green Smoothie
(Recipe from Averie Cooks)
A smoothie with spinach in it? Most people would shy away. This unique mixture though is actually one you should consider giving a try! Don't fret, spinach isn't the only ingredient in this smoothie. It also contains pineapples, bananas, mangoes, and your choice of a berry. With all of those delicious tropical fruits in the mix and five minutes of your time to spare, what could possibly go wrong?
5. Spinach Pizza Dough
(Recipe from Get Healthy, Feel Awesome)
Well, this was unexpected – pizza crust with spinach in it? Yes, you read it right! It may sound a bit unorthodox, but this pizza dough is actually quite delicious and healthy. Not to mention that it costs less than three dollars to make. Three dollars, people – three bucks!
6. Garlic Creamed Spinach
(Recipe from Top Secret Recipes)
This is another simple recipe that sounds crazy, but is actually quite delicious! Todd Wilbur gives us a super delicious side item that only requires spinach and a few other ingredients that you probably already have in your house! This dish goes with any meat and always tastes great!
7. Pork Chops Stuffed with Feta and Spinach
(Recipe from SparkRecipes)
Have you ever stuffed a pork chop? Well you will now! Just like the creamed spinach, this recipe basically requires ingredients that are already inhabiting your kitchen cabinets, along with pork chops of course. This dish only requires about 20 minutes and has over 30 grams of protein! Not only that, but these pork chops taste amazing! Definitely give them a try!
8. Rice, Cheddar, and Spinach Pie
(Recipe from The Cooking Actress)
Chicken breast, cheddar cheese, brown rice, and spinach – sounds good to me! The Cooking Actress give us a pie that is super simple to make, and doesn't take forever and a day to complete! After cooking a few ingredients, all you have to do is throw everything in a pan, let it bake, and enjoy! How much easier can it get?
9. Potato Hash with Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers
(Recipe from Noshing with the Nolands)
This breakfast recipe is hearty, healthy, and pretty cheap to make, too! Potatoes, spinach, and red peppers are the only ingredients that need to be purchased – another easy dish that isn't difficult to make. Step by step, you will slowly incorporate each ingredient, slowly intertwining all of the flavors, which all completely combine to give you a flavorful boost to start your day the right way.
10. Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms
(Recipe from Garnish with Lemon)
Last but not least is one of the most interesting dishes in the entire list! This one is another great appetizer that can easily be taken to any party and be a smash! Essentially, you are taking your classic spinach/spinach artichoke dip and stuffing it into Baby Bella mushrooms. Doesn't that sound delicious?!