22 Fresh Spinach Recipes

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!

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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!

Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Garlic Parmesan Spinach Spaghetti Squash
4.97 from 494 votes
This crazy delicious garlic parmesan spaghetti squash is one of the most popular recipes on Peas and Crayons — and for good reason too! 
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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.

Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Ranch
Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Ranch
4.88 from 48 votes
Channeling the flavors of some of some of my favorite restaurant salads, this tasty Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Ranch is the perfect blend of savory sweetness!
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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!

Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza. Alternate title: how to eat an entire 5oz box of spinach for lunch with out making a frickin' salad.
Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza
5 from 53 votes
Aiming to eat more veggies? This Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza packs an entire box of spinach into one glorious single-serving pizza! This veg-tastic recipe can easily be doubled [or tripled!] to feed a crowd and makes an awesome meal paired with your favorite salad.
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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.

Spinach and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Spinach and Avocado Grilled Cheese
4.95 from 18 votes
Spinach and Avocado Grilled Cheese FTW! This tasty vegetarian sandwich is loaded with melty cheese, buttery avocado and a hearty helping of fresh spinach!
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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.

Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
5 from 29 votes
These easy cheesy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms are stuffed to the brim with the most amazing garlic, parmesan, and spinach cream cheese filling. They’re great as a party appetizer and can even be prepped in advance the day before!
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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!

Quinoa Spinach Salad
Quinoa Spinach Salad
5 from 13 votes
A meal prep superstar, this Quinoa Spinach Salad can be made in advance for tasty portable lunches and as a speedy side dish for healthy weeknight dinners!
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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.

Cheesy Vegetarian Loaded Baked Potatoes with Spinach and Mushrooms
Cheesy Vegetarian Loaded Baked Potatoes with Spinach and Mushrooms
5 from 16 votes
These Cheesy Vegetarian Loaded Baked Potatoes with Spinach and Mushrooms are packed to the brim with the most decadent sauce and a whole lot of veggie deliciousness!
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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.

Spinach Stuffed Shells
Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Shells
4.91 from 10 votes
These cheesy spinach stuffed shells are a family favorite! Rock your weeknight dinner routine by making the shells in advance. The leftovers are amazing and can be enjoyed all week long!
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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!

Baked Spinach Artichoke Won-ton Cups
Baked Spinach Artichoke Wonton Cups
5 from 20 votes
Take creamy spinach dip to the next level with these bite-sized Baked Spinach Artichoke Wonton Cups. This crispy, cheesy appetizer is sure to vanish at your next party or potluck and the individual cups make perfect hand-held snacks!
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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!

One-Pot Orzo Vegetable Soup Recipe
One-Pot Orzo Vegetable Soup
4.99 from 71 votes
This Orzo Vegetable Soup is a quick and easy one-pot wonder and a delicious way to warm up on a cold day!
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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.

Spinach Tortellini Salad
Spinach Tortellini Salad
5 from 4 votes
This tasty Spinach Tortellini Salad features tender cheese tortellini, juicy tomatoes, fresh baby spinach, zesty red onion, and creamy feta cheese with simple and speedy Italian dressing. This easy pasta salad is perfect for summer potlucks and barbecues!
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Apple Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans and Feta
Apple Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans and Feta
5 from 4 votes
Get your spinach on with this delicious Apple Spinach Salad topped with sweet candied pecans, tart dried cranberries, and creamy feta.
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Lemon poppyseed dressing poured over blueberry spinach salad
Blueberry Spinach Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
4.90 from 19 votes
This fresh and fruity Blueberry Spinach Salad is tossed with a homemade lemon poppyseed dressing that is crazy easy to make with just a few tasty ingredients! We love ours topped with candied walnuts and creamy feta the ultimate fruit and veggie salad.
Recipe serves 2 large salads or 4 side salads.
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Pesto Pita Pizza with Spinach and Feta
Pesto Pita Pizza with Spinach and Feta
5 from 7 votes
Have pita bread handy? Make this speedy Pesto Pita Pizza with spinach, feta, and all your favorite toppings! Store-bought flatbread makes a fast and flavorful personal pizza, perfect for lunch or dinner!
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Spinach and Tomato Pita Grilled Cheese
Spinach and Tomato Grilled Cheese Pitas
5 from 7 votes
Spinach and Tomato Grilled Cheese Pitas: dunk them in your favorite soup or face-plant into them all on their own for a quick and easy lunch that’s always a hit!
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Spinach and Cheese Ravioli
Creamy Spinach and Cheese Ravioli
4.97 from 33 votes
Creamy Spinach and Cheese Ravioli is a quick, easy, and totally tasty way to jazz up store-bought ravioli! 
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Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Flatbread Pizza
Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Flatbread Pizza
5 from 13 votes
These easy cheesy flatbread pizzas are topped with a speedy homemade spinach artichoke dip, fresh tomatoes, and lots of melty Cabot Monterey Jack cheese!
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Serve this Cheesy Baked Shrimp and Spinach Dip at your next party and it's sure to be the first dish devoured! My friends and family BEG for this easy cheesy appetizer!
Cheesy Baked Shrimp and Spinach Dip
5 from 8 votes
Bubbly hot spinach dip with a tasty twist! Everyone BEGS for this recipe!
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Spinach Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomato
Spinach Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomato
5 from 7 votes
Spinach, feta, red onion and tomato team up to add lots of flavor to this tasty Spinach Pasta Salad! I used bowl-shaped orecchiette pasta but any shape works great!
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Italian Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Soup
Italian Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Soup
5 from 4 votes
Warm up with a piping hot bowl of this Italian Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Soup! This one-pot meal is crazy flavorful and ready in 30 minutes!
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Shrimp Pesto Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms
4.94 from 60 votes
This Shrimp Pesto Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms features tender pasta swirled with pesto, veggies, and perfectly sauteed shrimp. Everyone in my family loves this easy, yet impressive, weeknight dinner!
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Creamy spinach artichoke dip and crispy loaded baked potato skins join forces, resulting in the ultimate party appetizer! We LOVE these spinach and artichoke loaded potato skins!
Loaded Spinach Artichoke Potato Skins
5 from 16 votes
Creamy spinach artichoke dip and crispy loaded baked potato skins join forces, resulting in the ultimate party appetizer! We LOVE these loaded spinach artichoke potato skins!
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Spinach and Feta Won-ton Quiche Cups
Spinach and Feta Won-ton Quiche Cups
5 from 54 votes
Have a spare 15 minutes? Whip up these spinach and feta won-ton quiche cups in just that! They’re quick, easy, and utterly delicious! Breakfast is served!
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Fresh Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl
Fresh Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl
5 from 6 votes
Love deli-style chilled spinach dip? My fresh spinach dip recipe is totally delicious! Try it in a hollowed out bread bowl for a fun party appetizer.
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Jenn Laughlin

Jenn Laughlin created Peas and Crayons in 2009 after graduating with B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University and working as a Nutrition Educator for WIC. The goal was simple: create and share delicious tested and perfected recipes with vegetables as the star!

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