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27 ways to use spinach

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Looking for new and inventive ways to use up spinach? Choose from baked pasta shells with spinach and ricotta, easy cheese pie with greens or our impressive spanakopita
By Janine Ratcliffe

Looking for fresh spinach recipes? From creamed spinach ideas to recipes with baby spinach and quick and easy spinach side dish recipes.

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Ingredients

  • We use baby spinach and mixed spinach leaves

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Green silk handkerchiefs (hand-cut spinach pasta)

Take your dinner party starter up a notch with homemade vibrant green pasta made with spinach and tossed in nutty brown butter and sage sauce.


Homity pie

Our homely, hearty pie uses delicious leeks with potato and spinach to create this traditional British pie - perfect as a midweek vegetarian meal. Discover our best veggie pie recipes here.


Tomato, spinach and mascarpone gnocchi

Put spinach at the heart of this creamy gnocchi recipe and grill until bubbling and golden for a quick midweek meal ready in 20 minutes.


Green spinach pancakes with soured cream, smoked salmon and dill

Turn your pancakes green with plenty of vitamin-rich spinach. Serve with fresh salmon and a squeeze of lemon - perfect for a lazy weekend brunch recipe. More brunch recipes here.


Cheese pie with spinach and artichoke

Take your cheese pie up a notch with spinach and marinated artichokes. Serve this crumbly, moreish savoury pie with a simple green salad for an easy midweek meal. Check out more of our savoury pie recipes here.


Spanakopita

Make our simple recipe for a traditional Greek spanakopita pie, it's packed with baby spinach, feta and wrapped in crisp filo pastry. Discover more of our Greek recipes here.


Spinach and ricotta gnocchi

Spinach adds real vibrance to this ricotta gnocchi for an impressive vegetarian entertaining idea. Check out more of our veggie dinner party recipes here.


Spinach pizza with artichoke

Put spinach and artichoke at the heart of this homemade creamy – an easy midweek meal for four. Discover our best pizza recipes here.


Baked spinach-and-ricotta-stuffed pasta

Fill giant pasta shells with creamy ricotta and spinach for a simple vegetarian meal on the table in under an hour. Discover more of our easy veggie recipes here.


Tomato, cauliflower and spinach curry

Spinach is at it's best from April through to September. Try it in our spinach, tomato and cauliflower curry. Check out our best veggie curry recipes here.


Three bean, tomato and spinach stew

Warm up with our meat-free spinach stew with beans and tomato. It's high protein and only 153 calories per serving. Discover our best stew recipes here.


Chicken and spinach pilaf

Nothing beats a failsafe pilaf recipe. We put spinach at the heart of this vibrant chicken version. Ideal for a quick (but nutritious) midweek dinner. Check out our best chicken recipes here.


Creamed spinach with nutmeg and gruyère

This wintery spinach and cheese side dish is really quick and easy to make that won't leave you slaving over the stove for hours. Try more of our best side dishes here.


Smoked haddock and spinach rye toasts

Try our quick and easy breakfast idea topped with spinach for plenty of protein, soft boiled eggs and flaky haddock. Try more of our haddock recipes here.


Creamy lentils with spinach and thyme

We add spinach and thyme to this creamy lentils dish for an iron-rich vegan meal – perfectly suited to those who want a light 5:2 friendly meal. More vegan recipes here.


Spinach and fontina tart

This easy, cheesy spinach and fontina tart makes a great vegetarian centrepiece, just make sure you check the fontina packaging to ensure it's made with vegetarian rennet. Check out our best savoury tarts here.


Truffled spinach and ricotta ravioli

Ever deep-fried ravioli? The classic combination of spinach and ricotta makes these impressive canapés quick and easy to make. Discover our best veggie canapé recipes here.


Steakhouse-style spinach gratin

This is a fun way to eat spinach and a great way to get one of your five-a-day. Make this easy steakhouse-style gratin recipe as a side for a supper with friends.


Baked eggs with spinach

Baked eggs with spinach is the perfect dish for a lighter brunch. It feels indulgent, but baked with spinach, mushrooms and low-fat crème fraîche, this comes in at under 200 calories per serving.


Spinach and ricotta filo pie

This spinach and ricotta vegetarian pie made with filo pastry is very light at under 200 calories per slice. Ready in under an hour you can make it ahead and cook it when you need it. Check out our best veggie pie recipes here.


Quesadillas with spinach and feta and tomato salsa

These quick flour tortillas are packed with spinach and feta and are perfect for an easy comforting midweek snack.


Spinach, feta and onion parcels

Spinach and feta are a classic combination and work really well with the zing of preserved lemon. Try it in these vegetarian filo parcels which make a great, simple starter, snack or lunch. Discover more of our starter recipes here.


Spinach and feta chickpea pancakes

These spinach and feta chickpea pancakes make for a delicious quick and healthy midweek meal. Chickpea flour (gram flour) is gluten-free and contains more protein than other flours. Plenty more pancake recipes here.


Lamb curry recipe with spinach

A classic lamb and spinach Indian curry – this would make a great economical, and much tastier, alternative to a Friday night take away. Serve with rice or naan. Check out more of our lamb curry recipes here.


Baked spinach and ricotta pancakes

Ready-made-pancakes are used as an alternative to pasta in this delicious Italian-inspired dish with spinach. Check out more of our best Italian recipes here.


Spinach and ricotta ravioli

This classic blend of spinach and ricotta is a favourite for a reason. Making it an open ravioli means that it's quick and easy too. Use dried pasta if you can’t find fresh, and cook according to packet instructions.


Spinach risotto with porcini

Add dried porcini mushrooms to this creamy risotto with fresh mushrooms and spinach – a smart quick supper for 2. Discover our best risotto recipes here.

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