Love Your Leftovers: Recipes to Make with Leftover Spinach Dip

I’m back and ready to fire up the leftover love with Recipes to Make with Leftover Spinach Dip!

Recipes to Make with Leftover Spinach Dip: Spinach Dip Omelette

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!

I think we need a closer look…
Fluffy Spinach Dip Omelette

Much better!

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.

Recipes to Make with Leftover Spinach Dip - Speedy Spinach and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

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.

Whole Grain Mini Pita Pizzas

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.

Like This? You'll Love These:
· ·

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments

  • Michelle Anson

    My favorite ‘creamed spinach’ recipe is a pasta dish.
    2 bags frozen cheese tortellini – par boiled
    1 jar alfredo sauce
    1 package creamed spinach – thawed
    1 can diced tomatoes OR chopped fresh

    Combine and heat. Great side with any meat

  • Nice trick to make the children eat spinach, thanks a lot. Tried out the Quiche and they turned up great.

  • I love using eggs as a vessel to stuff a ton of veggies in, especially when I have a lot to use up. Spinach and artichoke go so well together that I’m sure the dip (which looks amazing by the way) would go with any type of savory food!

  • Shrimp pesto pasta bowl? Love it!! Great idea for leftovers…I’m hookied!

  • Haha, I’m with Ellen and Miz. We’re hungry and NEED your spinach dishes. If you could see me now, my big puppy dog eyes would be irresistible and you’d be sending me your quiches asap. 😉 Happy New Year, girlie! I’m excited to see what 2013 has in store for Peas & Crayons.

  • Miz

    YES
    IM SO WITH ELLEN
    your SICK adoring fans need yer spinach…

  • I am running out of ideas in cooking eggs. Glad I bumped into this.

  • No, no nonono. The thing to do with leftover spinach dip is send it to your adoring readers;)

  • Oh. My. Gosh. I just had dinner 2 hours ago….now I starving. These look so incredibly amazing!

  • Love the way you are using your leftovers! And yes, spinach and eggs are terrific together.

  • Yummm!!!! Your recipes look amazing as always darling! I love me some spinach!

  • There is too much delicious in this post; I don’t even know where to start, other than the fact I haven’t eaten breakfast yet and now I’m salivating for leftover spinach dip in pretty much every vehicle listed above. By the way, I’ll come join your dance parties only if I can shake my bon-bon too.

  • Um, I’m drooling

  • Spinach is my all time FAVORITE! I put it in almost everything I make. Loving the idea of spinach dip omelettes. Eggs make everything better too 🙂

  • I love quiche!! I like to use sweet potatoes in leftovers

  • Your mini-quiche idea is AWESOME! I love spinach. So many good ideas… thanks!

  • Scratch the pork chops that are now baking in my oven, I want to make a Spinach Dip omelet! lol Looks delish!

What’s For Dinner?

Find out with our free weekly recipe newsletter!