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24 Recipe Ideas with Frozen Spinach For Easy Delicious Meals

These easy and delicious frozen spinach recipes will make it easy to add more leafy greens to your diet.
24 Recipe Ideas with Frozen Spinach For Easy Delicious Meals
24 Recipe Ideas with Frozen Spinach For Easy Delicious Meals
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Making healthy homemade meals every day can often feel intimidating and time-consuming. Luckily, a versatile ingredient like frozen spinach can help make mealtime easier without sacrificing nutrition or taste!

Fresh spinach is a fantastic green vegetable for salads, but frozen spinach is much more convenient and adaptable. You can always keep a bag of spinach in your freezer and add it to anything from quiches and dips to smoothies and breakfast frittatas.

Frozen spinach is just as nutritious and full of vitamins. And in comparison, one cup of frozen spinach contains almost four times the vitamins and minerals than a cup of raw spinach.

Spinach is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, no matter whether you use it fresh or frozen. It's rich in Vitamins A, K, and C, beta Carotene, lutein, and potassium, to name a few. You should consider adding more of this wonderful leafy green to your diet for these reasons.

What's even better, spinach makes some delicious dishes, and if you're looking for some great ways to use up your stash, we've got 24 delicious and easy recipes using frozen spinach, so no matter what you have in mind today, there's something here to excite your taste buds.

So grab a bag of frozen spinach from your fridge and learn how to incorporate it into ordinary dishes with extraordinary flavors!

Can I Swap Fresh and Frozen Spinach?

In most cases, if a recipe calls for fresh or frozen spinach, you can use them interchangeably. But there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

  1. Don't swap fresh spinach for frozen in recipes that rely on texture. Generally, it is better to use fresh spinach for salads, fresh sauces like pesto, and any dish that doesn't put spinach through any heat treatment.
  2. Store-bought frozen spinach is usually chopped and blanched before it's flash frozen. Even though this technique preserves all the good nutrients, it changes the texture. Frozen spinach works best for soups, dips, quiches, casseroles, baked dishes, and pasta.
  3. When swapping fresh spinach for frozen in a recipe or vice versa, you need to pay attention to propositions. Frozen spinach is much more compact, so you must adjust if the recipe doesn't give you the exact measurements.

Here is a general guide on how to substitute fresh spinach for frozen:

  • 1 pound of fresh spinach will yield 10 to 12 cups of torn spinach leaves.

  • 10 to 12 cups of fresh spinach leaves will reduce to 1 1/2 cups of cooked spinach.

  • One pack of 10 oz. Frozen spinach is approximately equal to 1 pound of fresh spinach.

You can save our spinach substitutions infographic for future reference.


Frozen Spinach Recipes to Add to Your Rotation

It's hard to beat the convenience of frozen spinach - a versatile veggie that effortlessly bulks up your recipes and takes literally no time to prepare! Whether you're an experienced home cook or just starting in the kitchen, here are 29 delicious ways to include this nutritious ingredient into your cooking rotation.

1. Spinach-Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms


Spinach-Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

Funny Love Blog

This is a great appetizer you can easily prepare ahead of time. These spinach-stuffed mushroom caps are low-carb, gluten-free, and delicious.

2. Quinoa Spinach Egg Cups


Quinoa Spinach Egg Cups

Compelled to Cook

A baked crispy quinoa, spinach, and cheese shell filled with egg and topped with cheese. These tasty cups have approximately 11 grams of protein each; they freeze surprisingly well and can be picked up and eaten out of your hand like a muffin. Convenient, nutritious, and rich in texture and flavor make these absolute meal-prep winners.

3. Spinach and Cheddar Potato Cakes


Spinach and Cheddar Potato Cakes

Compelled to Cook

Spinach and Cheddar Potato Cakes are an oldie but a goodie. Mix leftover mashed potatoes with a few affordable pantry items and give a quick pan fry, and lunch is served!

4. Spinach Gruyere Quiche


Homemade Spinach Gruyere Quiche

Garlic & Zest

This classic cheesy quiche is simply gorgeous. You can make it ahead of time and warm up anytime you need a fool-proof vegetarian option for a quick lunch or a Sunday brunch gathering.

5. Spinach Puff Pastry Rolls with Cheese


Spinach Puff Pastry Rolls with Feta & Ricotta

Picture The Recipe

This flaky pastry stuffed with creamy spinach feta and ricotta combination is golden savory perfection! These delicious pastries are super easy to make, and they fit any occasion.

6. Quick and Easy Spinach Gratin


Quick and Easy Spinach Gratin

SideChef Everyday

This delicious Spinach Gratin recipe is perfect for a side dish or even a main course. It's loaded with healthy spinach, rich cream cheese, and crispy, crunchy onions. Plus, it comes together in just thirty minutes so that you can enjoy it without any fuss.

7. Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breasts


Easy Spinach and Ricotta-Filled Chicken Breasts

Cooking with Tovia

This cheesy chicken and spinach recipe is healthy and delicious. Serve it by itself for a high-protein meal, or enjoy it with some pasta and garlic bread if you'd like to indulge.

8. Low-Carb Spinach Artichoke Pizza


Low-Carb Spinach Artichoke Pizza


Healthy low-carb pizza recipe you can easily make at home. We use cauliflower crust and top it with cheesy and tasty spinach artichoke topping. We are adding a pinch of red pepper flakes and some Italian seasoning.

9. Spinach Artichoke Baked Feta Dip


Spinach Artichoke Baked Feta Dip

Diego Aceves at SideChef

This creamy baked feta dip will win at any gathering or potluck. It’s one pan, ultra cheesy, and done in less than half an hour! The secret ingredient to a super flavorful and creamy dip? Nutmeg! The nutty, spicy flavor is very subtle but adds a whole new dimension of flavor. Serve it with bread, or make it a keto-friendly low-carb appetizer by serving it with seed crackers or low-carb veggie sticks.

10. Breakfast Sausage Grilled Cheese


Breakfast Sausage Grilled Cheese

SideChef Everyday

What’s better than a grilled cheese sandwich? Grilled cheese with breakfast sausage on a skillet. Cheddar and mozzarella melted over the sausage and spinach is an easy way to step up your grilled cheese game. This grilled cheese sandwich recipe is simple, quick, and easy to make. Perfect for breakfast or lunch!

11. Chicken Pesto Quesadilla


Chicken Pesto Quesadilla

SideChef Everyday

With only five simple ingredients and a 10-minute prep time, our Chicken Pesto Quesadilla will make your taste buds tingle. Plus, this is an excellent dish that can be enjoyed as dinner or as part of lunch.

12. Chorizo Cheddar Bread


Chorizo Cheddar Bread

Compelled to Cook

A gorgeous quick bread in a sheet pan, loaded with chorizo, cheddar, onions, and spinach. Plan ahead, fill up your freezer, and be ready in only a moment to give your soup, salad, or eggs the kind of side they deserve.

13. Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding


Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding

Compelled to Cook

With its flecks of vegetables and herbs, this golden and eggy Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding will leave you wanting more with every bite.

14. Palak Paneer


Restaurant Style Palak Paneer


Palak means 'spinach' in Hindi, and Paneer is the famous Indian cottage cheese. Together with more vegetables and spices, these ingredients make the most delectable creamy curry dish that is ready in only thirty minutes.

15. White Chicken Lasagna


White Chicken Lasagna

Pip & Ebby

This white sauce chicken lasagna with spinach and artichokes is a beautiful dinner recipe suitable both for a weeknight meal and an impressive date night dish.

16. Spinach Masala


Spinach Masala with Brown Rice and Naan Bread

Lemons and Basil

This Spinach Masala with Brown Rice and Naan Bread is full of delicious flavors and a breeze to make, perfect for those crazy weeknight dinners!

17. Chicken Artichoke Flatbread


Chicken Artichoke Flatbread

The Busy Foodie

This Chicken Artichoke Flatbread is always a hit when you need a last-minute dish to feed a hungry crowd. Store-bought spinach-artichoke dip makes a deliciously creamy stand-in for the sauce in this 3-ingredient recipe.

18. Spinach and Feta Mini Frittatas


Spinach and Feta Mini Frittatas

One Pot Chef Show

Spinach and Feta Mini Frittatas are a quick, simple, and delicious treat perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch with friends.

19. Spinach Artichoke Toasts


Spinach Artichoke Toasts

Funny Love Blog

These make a delightful little appetizer to serve at parties or enjoy before dinner.

20. Spinach Artichoke Dip


Spinach Artichoke Dip

Kevin Yu at SideChef

This classic flavor-packed Spinach Artichoke Dip is super easy to make. With simple ingredients you might already have, this crowd-pleaser will be up your snacking game. Perfect for game nights or dinner parties, this delicious dip goes great with bread, crackers, and even veggie sticks!

21. Cheesy Veggie Stromboli with Spinach and Tomatoes


Cheesy Veggie Stromboli with Spinach and Tomatoes

Pip & Ebby

Stromboli is a delicious Italian turnover filled with various kinds of cheese, cold cuts, and vegetables. This Veggie Cheese Stromboli is so good your guests at a party will rave, and it's also a great family dinner option.

22. Greek Turkey Meatballs with Tzatziki and Couscous


Greek Turkey Meatballs with Tzatziki and Couscous

Dixie Chik Cooks

Packed with flavorful feta cheese and nutritious spinach, these Greek meatballs, or keftedes, get a healthy makeover with ground turkey instead of the usual lamb and beef. They’re crazy delicious over couscous or stuffed in pita bread and topped with addictive tzatziki sauce.

23. Loaded Vegetarian One-Pot Pasta


Loaded Vegetarian One-Pot Pasta

Marley's Menu

With only one pot required, this five-ingredient Loaded Vegetarian One-Pot Pasta comes together in just 25 minutes and is hearty and nutrient-dense to fill up the whole family! This recipe utilizes a frozen zucchini blend and chopped spinach for no prep time!

24. Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta


Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

SideChef Everyday

Give Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta a try when you need an easy weeknight meal that will make the family smile! This flavorful recipe is just as yummy as it is simple to make. Your taste buds will love the creamy flavors of sautéed garlic, spinach, and tomatoes. A burst of flavor can be added with some freshly grated parmesan cheese or basil to give it a delicious final touch.

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