Our 30 Best Spinach Recipes

These leafy greens hold a treasured place in our crisper drawer—here are our best recipes with spinach

Great raw or cooked, fresh spinach is a workhorse of a green. The options for the spring produce stalwart range from fresh, in our favorite salads, to cooked in classic American creamed spinach and stuffed into our favorite pastas. Ready to start? From morning hashes to spinach pasta, here are our best spinach recipes to get some green in your diet.

Creamed Spinach with Spiced Bread Crumbs

Creamed Spinach with Spiced Bread Crumbs
This luxurious stove-top creamed spinach is enriched with sour cream and topped with crunchy spiced bread crumbs. Get the recipe for Creamed Spinach with Spiced Bread Crumbs »Helen Rosner

Palestinian Spinach and Chickpea Stew (Sabanekh bil hummus)

Palestinian Spinach and Chickpea Stew (Sabanekh bil hummus)
Allspice is used commonly in Palestinian stews, like this Comforting Spinach and Chickpeas dish. Get the recipe for Palestinian Spinach and Chickpea Stew (Sabanekh bil hummus) »Thomas Payne

Spinach Balanzoni With Brown Butter and Sage

Spinach Balanzoni With Brown Butter and Sage
Pretty green dumplings with a mortadella and cheese filling. Get the recipe for Spinach Balanzoni With Brown Butter and Sage »Heami Lee

Inspanakli Gozleme (Spinach-Filled Anatolian Flatbreads)

turkish gozleme
Get the recipe for Inspanakli Gozleme (Spinach-Filled Anatolian Flatbreads) »Kat Craddock

Broiled oysters with Spinach and Brown Butter Hollandaise

Broiled oysters with Spinach and Brown Butter Hollandaise
The salinity of the oysters in combination with the pungent shallots and vinegar are a welcome contrast to the richness of the nutty brown butter hollandaise. Get the recipe for Broiled oysters with Spinach and Brown Butter Hollandaise »Michelle Heimerman

Finnish Creamed Spinach With Crumbled Egg Yolks

Finnish Creamed Spinach With Crumbled Egg Yolks
Get the recipe for Finnish Creamed Spinach With Crumbled Egg YolksKyle Johnson

Roasted Moong Dal with Spinach

Indian Roasted Moong Dal with Spinach
This recipe comes from Madhur Jaffrey's A Taste of India, though we've tested this recipe in the SAVEUR test kitchen, we present it in its original, unedited form from the book. Get the recipe for Roasted Moong Dal with Spinach »Matt Taylor-Gross

Crab, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip

Crab, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip
Crab dip is made even better when mixed with artichokes and spinach and topped with crispy pepperoni and cracker crumbs. Get the recipe for Crab, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip »Farideh Sadeghin

Bacon, Spinach, and Fromage Blanc Frittata

Bacon, Spinach, and Fromage Blanc Frittata
This smoky bacon and spinach frittata is laced with aged white cheddar and creamy, tart fromage blanc. Get the recipe for Bacon, Spinach, and Fromage Blanc Frittata »Corey Hendrickson

Spinach, Chive, and Yogurt Soup with Grilled Scallions

Spinach, Chive, and Yogurt Soup with Grilled Scallions
This tangy chilled soup is topped with charred scallions. Get the recipe for Spinach, Chive, and Yogurt Soup with Grilled Scallions »Romulo Yanes

Spinach Buttons (Spinatknöpfli)

Spinach Buttons (Spinatknöpfli)
This vivid green spätzle-like noodle dish from southwestern Germany can be eaten plain or with melted or browned butter. Get the recipe for Spinach Buttons (Spinatknöpfli)Ingalls Photography

Spinach, Beef, and Egg Hash

Spinach, Beef, Egg Hash
This easy one-pan breakfast is just the thing for a fulfilling breakfast that comes together in the blink of an eye. Get the recipe for Spinach, Beef, and Egg Hash »Matt Taylor-Gross

Spinach Spätzli with Brown Butter, Crispy Speck, and Pangrattato

Spinach Spätzli with Brown Butter, Crispy Speck, and Pangrattato
Near Italy's border with Austria, the food takes on a distinctly Teutonic bent with spätzli, a close Italian cousin of German spätzle. Get the recipe for Spinach Spätzli with Brown Butter, Crispy Speck, and Pangrattato »Con Poulos

Strangolapreti is a Trentan party food, a luxurious, cheesy dish made with frugal ingredients. Jonathon Sawyer of Cleveland's Trentina days day-old bread, blanched spinach, ricotta, and egg to make a dumpling filled with ooey-gooey cheese. Get the recipe for Strangolapreti »

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip
For this hearty dip, we found that frozen artichoke hearts held up better than jarred ones. Get the recipe for Spinach-Artichoke Dip »Farideh Sadeghin

Philippine Vinegar-Braised Greens (Kangkong Adobo)

Philippine Vinegar-Braised Greens (Kangkong Adobo)
"Filipinos love anything with adobo sauce, and kangkong is one of my favorite vegetables to eat." – Leah Cohen of Pig & Khao. Get the recipe for Philippine Vinegar-Braised Greens (Kangkong Adobo) »Matt Taylor-Gross

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli
These tender ravioli are filled with spinach and cheese and topped with a tangy tomato sauce bolstered with mushrooms, zucchini, and squash. Get the recipe for Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli »Maxime Iattoni

Spinach and Tofu Salad with Peanut–Miso Dressing

Spinach and Tofu Salad with Peanut–Miso Dressing
Tofu adds creaminess to this spare salad of spinach dressed with peanut butter and red miso paste. Get the recipe for Spinach and Tofu Salad with Peanut–Miso Dressing »Andrea Fazzari

Buckwheat and Ricotta Gnocchi with Cream, Peas, and Spinach

Buckwheat and Ricotta Gnocchi with Cream, Peas, and Spinach
Making gnocchi with buckwheat flour gives the pasta weightiness and an earthy flavor that pairs perfectly with a spring mix of peas and spinach. Get the recipe for Buckwheat and Ricotta Gnocchi with Cream, Peas, and Spinach »Con Poulos

Spinach and Potato Dumplings with Cold Tomato Sauce

Spinach and Potato Dumplings with Cold Tomato Sauce
A chilled tomato sauce with sundried tomatoes makes a pleasant contrast to these hot potato and spinach dumplings, which chef Josita Hartanto of Berlin's Lucky Leek binds together with firm tofu and durum wheat semolina. Dry the potatoes and spinach thoroughly so the dumplings will hold their shape. Get the recipe for Spinach and Potato Dumplings with Cold Tomato Sauce »Matt Taylor-Gross

Veal and Spinach Lasagna

Abruzzo, Recipe, Veal & Spinach Lasagna
Unlike the heavy red-sauced lasagnas served in America, this Abruzzo-style version relies on an ethereal egg and tomato sauce that puffs when the lasagna is cooked, giving it a soufflé-like appearance. Get the recipe for Veal and Spinach Lasagna »Romulo Yanes
Green Minestrone with Kohlrabi, Olives, and Spinach Pesto

Green Minestrone with Kohlrabi, Olives, and Spinach Pesto

The chef of Lucky Leek in Berlin, Germany, Josita Hartanto makes her minestrone with hearty kohlrabi and briny green olives. The soup is brightened by a fresh pesto, which is stirred in just before serving. Get the recipe for Green Minestrone with Kohlrabi, Olives, and Spinach Pesto »Matt Taylor-Gross

Agnolotti

Agnolotti
This ravioli-like stuffed pasta is filled with a mix of chicken, spinach, mushrooms, and garlic. Get the recipe for Agnolotti »Todd Coleman

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pork Loin

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pork Loin
Pork loin is lean—wrapping it in bacon helps keep it juicy as it grills. Get the recipe for Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pork Loin »Todd Coleman

Spinach and Edamame Egg Drop Soup

Spinach and Edamame Egg Drop Soup
A handful of soybeans and fresh spinach lightens up this Chinese restaurant favorite. Get the recipe for Spinach and Edamame Egg Drop Soup »Farideh Sadeghin

Creamy Fenugreek and Spinach with Cheese (Methi Malai Paneer)

Creamy Fenugreek and Spinach with Cheese (Methi Malai Paneer)
This creamy dish makes a phenomenal main dish with oven-baked naan bread on the side. Get the recipe for Creamy Fenugreek and Spinach with Cheese (Methi Malai Paneer) »Ingalls Photography

Andhra-Style Sautéed Spinach (Palakoora Vepadu)

Andhra-Style Sautéed Spinach (Palakoora Vepadu)
In this dish, fresh spinach is sautéed with an array of spices. Get the recipe for Andhra-Style Sautéed Spinach (Palakoora Vepadu) »Ingalls Photography

Spinach with Fresh Indian Cheese (Saag Paneer)

Saag Paneer (Spinach with Fresh Indian Cheese)
It's not hard to love North Indian saag paneer—meltingly soft spinach strewn with chunks of mild fresh cheese—especially when scooped up with hot flatbread. Get the recipe for Spinach with Fresh Indian Cheese (Saag Paneer) »Todd Coleman

Potato, Spinach, and Red Pepper Frittata

Potato, Spinach, and Red Pepper Frittata
This basil-laced potato and vegetable frittata, adapted from a recipe by author Tamasin Day-Lewis, makes a satisfying lunch. This recipe first appeared in our May 2014 issue with the story Picnic by the Sea. Get the recipe for Potato, Spinach, and Red Pepper Frittata »André Baranowski

Spinach Madeleine

Spinach Madeleine
A sauce of unabashedly flavorful ingredients—including evaporated milk and, yes, Velveeta cheese—makes for a spectacularly rich take on creamed spinach. We adapted this recipe from one found in the River Road Cookbook, one of Louisiana's most iconic Junior League cookbooks. Get the recipe for Spinach Madeleine »Vanessa Rees