I’m back and ready to fire up the leftover love with Recipes to Make with Leftover Spinach Dip!
My last post involved a hugh jass bowl of spinach artichoke deliciousness that literally yielded 6 CUPS of dip. SIX. CUPS.
Chances are unless you threw a party, you had some leftovers. I did!
I’m a huge fan of revamping and remixing leftovers into new dishes, it saves money, saves time time, and makes my life oh-so-easy when I don’t have to start from scratch with every single dish I make. You can expect to see this little Leftover Schmeftover installment quite frequently on the bloggie so I hope you like it! There’s only one rule — No boring leftovers! Ever!
Our first installment? Leftover Spinach Dip, of course!
Love Your Leftovers: Recipes to Make with Leftover Spinach Dip
1. Spinach Dip Omelettes
Omelettes are the perfect vessel for leftover veggies; especially spinach dip!
My tips for a perfect omelette? I use an 8-10 inch non-stick green pan and bring it to medium-high heat before adding the eggs. Then I drizzle a little olive oil on the pan to further prevent sticking (a healthy spray oil works great too!) and and my whisked eggs. I typically use 2-3 egg whites for every one yolk and beat them with a fork until bubbly. After whisking I add a little bit of full-fat milk to the eggs to add back in some of the protein bonds that where broken when the eggs were beaten. This addition yields fluffier eggs! After adding the egg mixture to the pan, I wait until the eggs become opaque and then use a silicone spatula to lightly lift the side of the egg. Then I til the pan and let any of the uncooked egg run off the top and under the cooked portion to prevent runny eggs. The next step: Add the spinach dip! Pile on as much as you’d like and feel free to add some extra torn spinach leaves or any extra veggies you might have on hand. Fold the omelette with your spatula and reduce heat to low to heat the center. Flip if desired and top with a sprinkle of garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika (or cayenne pepper if you like heat!). Garnish with parsley and crumbled feta and dig in!
2. Spinach Dip Quiche
Quiche is another fabulous vessel for spinach dip. [Click Here] for my go-to recipe and simply replace the veggies with your spinach dip. Or add the spinach dip to the veggies. You’ll earn a gold star if you do.
3. Spinach Dip Won-ton Cups
While we’re talking about quiches, you can have the deliciousness of a homemade quiche in under 10 minutes by making these mini quiche cups. Use leftover spinach, creamed spinach, or spinach dip as your veggie and top with anything from feta to tomatoes! The best part of these is that they’re not only super freaking speedy, but they’re portable too!
Click Here for the recipe.
4. Baller Bagels: Spinach Dip Bagel Sandwiches
Mix leftover dip into your favorite cream cheese and spread on a bagel for a schmear that’s anything but boring. You can also mix fresh spinach into your eggs and whip up a jazzed-up breakfast sandwich.
5. Sandwiches, Paninis, + Fancy Spinach Dip Grilled Cheese
Whether you have leftover hot or cold spinach dip, you officially have the makings for an impressive sandwich! For a cold sandwich, spread hearty whole grain bread with the dip instead of mayo, pile high with crunchy raw veggies (zucchini, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, bell peppers, sprouts, onion, etc…) and dig in! For a panini or a veggified grill cheese sandwich, simply pile on the spinach dip to your favorite bread, add some extra cheese (the meltier the better – try muenster, brie, gouda, or mozzarella), and press using a George Foreman grill, a panini press, or fry it up with a little butter skillet-style on the stovetop. They’re all quite glorious!
6. Stuffed Chicken or Chicken Roll-ups
T-rex chefs will be all over this one! Stuff or roll spinach dip into raw chicken breasts and bake/grill to perfection.
7. Spinach Dip Pizza
Yes, spinach artichoke pizza! Do it. Especially on mini whole grain pitas. Especially with roasted red pepper hummus. I’ll be making these all weekend long!!!
You can also use thin crust dough, whole grain english muffins, french bread, or even bagel thins for all your pizza needs. *drool*
Looking for a recipe? You can use leftover spinach dip to make my cheesy pesto spinach flatbread pizza <– it’s one of the most popular recipes on my site! SO GOOD!
8. Spinach Dip Pasta
Pretty much any and every combo you can imagine. Add it to stuffed shells, swirl it into confetti mac and cheese, and even make a shrimp pesto pasta bowl with a medley of veggies for good measure. It’s also ridiculously yummy on/in veggie lasagna!
I’m tapping out. The possibilities are clearly endless for this stuff!
And the best part? No one will know they’re made with leftovers. That leftover snob in your family? I won’t tell them if you won’t.!
If you get a chance to try these recipes to make with leftover spinach dip, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation.