40 Best Spinach Recipes That Absolutely Don't Suck

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pasta shells stuffed with tomato sauce, cheese, and spinach

People have a love-hate relationship with spinach. Whether you wrinkle up your nose at the sight of a green leaf or buy a jumbo bag every week, these recipes will change your view on the veg forever. We’ve got everything from vibrant soups to creamy chicken dishes, all chock FULL of spinach.

When we think spinach, our minds immediately go to spinach and artichoke dip. It’s probably one of our top favorite dips (and we’re ALL about dip at Delish). Don’t believe us? We have 15! iterations of the dip on this list, in everything from mains to appetizers.

Another fave: creamed spinach. If you’ve only ever had it from frozen, you’re missing out. We like it so much, we’ve got the OG recipe, plus a number of other recipes that take inspiration from the combo of cream and spinach, like our bacon wrapped cauliflower or creamed spinach stuffed salmon. If you want the simplicity of creamed spinach without the dairy, try our sigeumchi namul, or garlic-sesame sautéed spinach. Soy sauce and sesame pair perfectly with sautéed spinach, and it’s a delicious way to use up a ton of wilting greens at once.

Our last fave flavor combo involving spinach is Italian tuscan. We’re not sure where the term originated (Olive Garden, maybe?), but even though we know it’s not the most authentic, we’re ALL about it. We generally take it to mean full of veggies like spinach, mushrooms, and red peppers, and you’ll find it here in pastas and chicken and salmon dishes.

For more veggie inspiration, check out our top asparagus, cabbage, and potato recipes.

spinach stuffed chicken breast
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Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Our dream for this chicken came from our love all things spinach artichoke and how well our primavera stuffed chicken comes out every time we make it. Hasselback your chicken by cutting shallow slits into your chicken breasts (don't cut all the way through!) and stuff each slit with bacon and a creamy spinach and artichoke filling.

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Emily Hlavac Green
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Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach is a simple side dish that is also the perfect way to use up an abundance of dying spinach. The creaminess will make you forget you're eating greens!

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spinach artichoke dip
Parker Feierbach
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Ultimate Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach-Artichoke is the dip to end all dips—and we come back to this recipe over and over (and over) again when we need our creamy, cheesy fix.What's so special about this artichoke dip?The ratios here between cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream are perfect.

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stuffed shells with spinach
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Stuffed Shells With Spinach

The magic of a little freshly grated nutmeg is most pronounced in dairy, making stuffed shells a perfect occasion to use this special spice. You can choose between Parmesan or pecorino cheese—both are delicious. If you want to switch up the regular mozzarella for some Fontina or caciocavallo, more power to you!

Get the Stuffed Shells With Spinach recipe.

tuscan chicken in cream sauce with tomatoes and spinach in a black cast iron skillet
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Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Be sure to have some crusty bread on hand, because this sauce is KILLER. And don't skip the suggested lemon wedges — the bit of acid helps cut through all the cream!

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crustless spinach and mushroom quiche
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Veggie Crustless Quiche

Not only is this quiche low carb, it's also super easy. No crust, no problem!

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strawberry spinach salad with goat cheese
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Strawberry Spinach Salad

The combination of sweet strawberries, herb chicken, creamy goat cheese, and spicy red onions might make even so-called spinach haters love this recipe.

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spinach puffs
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Spinach Puffs

if you love baked spinach dip, you will love these baked puff pastry puffs. They're filled with a mixture of sautéed onion, garlic, spinach, and cream cheese and baked inside little puff pastry cups in a muffin tin. We bet you can't eat just one!

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garlic sesame sautéed spinach
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Garlic-Sesame Sautéed Spinach

This easy sautéed spinach recipe is our take on the classic Korean banchan (aka side dish) sigeumchi namul. The rich flavor of toasted sesame oil pairs beautifully with the verdant spinach, and fresh scallions, peppery raw garlic, and rice vinegar bring a pleasant brightness that'll keep you coming back for more.

Get the Garlic-Sesame Sautéed Spinach recipe.

bacon spinach dip
Ethan Calabrese
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Bacon Spinach Dip

The reason our dips are SO good? The trifecta of cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream. You'll agree once you try this creamy dip!

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tuscan butter salmon
Parker Feierbach
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Tuscan Butter Salmon

This is one of our most popular recipes of all time for good reason. The tomato-and-basil cream sauce with Parmesan is unbelievably dreamy.

Get the Tuscan Butter Salmon recipe.

spinach soup
Parker Feierbach
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Creamy Spinach Soup

This velvety spinach soup will make you want to eat your veggies. Definitely throw together some croutons or toast some nuts as garnish to take this basic soup next level.

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tuscan butter gnocchi with spinach and tomatoes in a white baking dish
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Tuscan Butter Gnocchi

Tuscan Butter is perfect on everything. Literally. We love it on shrimp, salmon, chicken, and now gnocchi.

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spinach artichoke orzo
Laura Rege
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Spinach Artichoke Orzo

All the flavors of your favorite dip, now in an orzo dish.

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creamed spinach chicken
Brandon Bales
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Creamed Spinach Chicken

Be prepared to lick your plate clean. Definitely serve this with some crusty bread to soak up this delicious sauce.

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tuscan macaroni and cheese
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Tuscan Mac & Cheese

Vegetables like mushrooms, red peppers, and spinach pair perfectly with creamy mac & cheese. Even picky veggie eaters will want seconds.

Get the Tuscan Mac & Cheese recipe.

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Parker Feierbach
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Chicken Spinach Artichoke Rice Casserole

This comforting chicken casserole needs to be in your winter dinner rotation. It's made with leftover rotisserie chicken, so it comes together super quick!

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spinach and artichoke mac and cheese in a little green bowl
Splash News
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Spinach Artichoke Mac & Cheese

It's no secret that we LOVE all things dip and dip-related. We've done pretty much every variation we can think of, from spinach & artichoke bagels to spinach & artichoke chicken. This twist on mac & cheese might just take the cake though—the cream cheese makes for an EXTRA-creamy cheese sauce.

Get the Spinach Artichoke Mac & Cheese recipe.

creamed spinach stuffed salmon vertical
Brad Holland
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Creamed Spinach Stuffed Salmon

If you're skeptical about the combination of cheese and salmon, don't be. We promise you, it's AMAZING.

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artichoke stuffed burge
Ethan Calabrese
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Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Burgers

Become the star of your next BBQ by making these burgers. You can add the spinach and artichoke mixture to your hamburger meat ahead of time too!

Get the Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Burgers recipe.

chicken bacon spaghetti delish
Ethan Calabrese
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Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Loaded with spinach, sautéed chicken breasts and crispy bacon, this hearty spaghetti recipe will please even the pickiest eaters.

Get the Tuscan Chicken Pasta recipe.

bacon wrapped stuffed cauliflower
Park Feierbach
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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Cauliflower

You can even make this vegetarian-friendly by leaving off the bacon and brushing a little minced garlic and olive oil on the outside before baking.

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Jon Boulton
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Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Bagels

You'll never top your bagel another way again.

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Chelsea Lupkin
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Spinach & Artichoke Chicken

We're never making plain ol' chicken breasts again. Feel free to add even more veggies – we think squash would be nice in summer.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Spinach Lasagna

Spinach replaces meat in this vegetarian-friendly lasagna. Trust us, it'll win over even the most die-hard of meat lovers.

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bacon wrapped stuffed zucchini
Charlie Gillette
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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Zucchini

Creamy, salty and delicious. Is there anything bacon can't improve?

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Jon Boulton
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Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Peppers

These pepps prove low-carb can still be delicious. Do these as a side dish for a main meal, or as a cute way to serve dip at a party.

Get the Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Peppers recipe.

spinach artichoke stuffed pretzels
Ethan Calabrese
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Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Pretzels

These use refrigerated french bread dough, but you could also make your own pretzel dough. We think these would be extra cute as pretzel bites too!

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Brandon Bales
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Caprese Stuffed Chicken

Nothing can beat this tart, herby stuffed chicken, particularly in summer when tomatoes are at their ripest.

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spinach and artichoke twists
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Spinach & Artichoke Twists

Kind of like if garlic knots and spinach and artichoke had a baby...

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