Need to use up a package of fresh spinach, FAST?! These tasty fresh spinach recipes are sure to be your new go-to! Even better? They’re all gloriously vegetarian!
Ever find yourself with a box or bag of spinach that has to be used up ASAP but you’re not quite sure what to make?
Whether you have a full package of spinach to use up or even just half – these fresh spinach recipes are here to rescue your neglected bag-o-spinach and inspire your eats!
While spinach salads are an obvious choice (there are a few tasty ones below) I’ve also included some deeeelish spinach pasta recipes, soups, sandwiches, and more!
You’ll be channelling your inner Pop-Eye in no time.
22 Fresh Spinach Recipes
If you love spinach you’re going to want to cook your way through this tasty list of recipes. These are my all-time favorites and many of these we make on repeat year-round.
I’m so excited for you to try them!
With over 240 ★★★★★ rave reviews, this cheesy spinach stuffed spaghetti squash is a must make!
It can be served up as a main dish (feel free to add any extras like shrimp, mushrooms, chicken, sausage, or whatever your heart desires!) or as a saucy side dish.
Ok hear me out. Blueberries on a spinach salad may seem a little strange, but this fruit and veggie studded salad is bursting with flavor and texture. It’s so tasty and my friends always rave about this one!
Another crazy popular recipe of mine, this spinach flatbread pizza is a must-make! It uses up an entire 5 oz package of spinach (though if you have less you can make due with a little less than a full package) and each bite will have you coming back for more! The three cheeses and kiss of pesto make this speedy pizza a total delight.
If you’ve ever found yourself towards the end of a package of fresh spinach with only a handful or so left, this recipe is for you!
Toss those gorgeous greens onto a grilled cheese (bonus points for adding some sliced avocado too) and get ready to swoon! This easy cheesy recipe is my favorite weekday lunch and is great all on it’s own or with a cup of soup for dunking.
These are quite possibly my favorite way to eat mushrooms on the planet! The cheesy spinach filling makes these stuffed shrooms absolutely irresistible and you may want to just go ahead and double the recipe. They vanish fast!
This fresh quinoa and spinach salad is DELISH! It’s loaded with flavor and spiked with lots of healthy veggies. I like keeping a big batch in the fridge for easy lunches throughout the week. You can add your favorite protein (chicken, tuna, or shrimp go great with this dish!) or simply keep things gloriously vegetarian.
These stuffed spuds are a must make! The creamy sauce is loaded with spinach, mushrooms, and garlic and a nice little blanket of melted cheese on top will leave you so obsessed these veggie loaded baked potatoes that you’ll never mess with the boring bacon version ever again.
These scrumptious stuffed shells have been in our family for ages and are SO DANG GOOD! I use the cheesy spinach kissed filling for shells, lasagna, manicotti, baked spaghetti, and even lasagna noodle roll-ups. The fresh spinach in this cheesy filling is a must!
These tasty little wonton cups are always a hit! You can even get your advance party prep on and make the filling ahead of time so all you have to do is fill the wonton cups and bake until the dip is hot and melty and the wontons are nice and crisp. They bake up so fast and vanish in record time!
Another crazy popular recipe of mine is this one-pot orzo veggie soup. You can swirl in as much fresh spinach as your heart desires and it’s even better the next day! I always look forward to having a leftover bowl of veggie soup for lunch the next day.
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