40+ Spinach Dinner Recipes to Try Out!

If you’re looking for ways to add more spinach to your diet, dinner is a great place to start. There are many delicious and easy ways to incorporate spinach into your main meals. Here’s 40+ spinach dinner recipes to try out!

Spinach is a leafy green vegetable that is packed with nutrients. It’s a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron, calcium, and magnesium. Spinach is also low in calories and fat, making it a healthy choice for people of all ages.

Spinach Dinner Recipes

Overhead closeup of spinach and artichoke orzo in skillet topped with chicken.
This Spinach and Artichoke Orzo with Chicken takes 30 minutes to cook in one skillet and never skimps on flavor. You’ll love the layers of pan-seared chicken breasts, orzo pasta, spinach, and artichokes in every bite!
Spinach & Artichoke Orzo with Chicken
Overhead shot of zucchini lasagna rolls in skillet.
These Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna Rolls are low-carb and gluten-free yet still sinfully delicious with loads of melty cheese and plenty of fresh herbs. Made easy using store-bought tomato sauce.
Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups
Overhead close up of blue cheese gnocchi tossed with prosciutto and spinach.
This Blue Cheese Gnocchi with Frizzled Prosciutto is pure decadence. A rich blue cheese sauce coats the gnocchi which is tossed with a bit of fresh spinach and topped with some crispy prosciutto. 
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Bowl of creamy quinoa soup with spoon.
This Creamy Italian Quinoa Soup is not only amazingly delicious, but it’s also packed with protein, fiber and essential vitamins and antioxidants. 
Quinoa Soup
Bowl of butternut curry with rice and spoon.
This Indian Butternut Squash Curry is a delicious vegetarian squash curry simmered with fragrant spices and rich coconut milk.
Butternut Squash Curry
Two bowls of kielbasa soup with spoons
This easy Kielbasa Soup recipe is filled with savory sausage, hearty potatoes, and healthy vegetables. It’s a warm and comforting soup that’s perfect for a cold winter day. 
Kielbasa Soup
This Spinach Green Pasta Sauce is a great way to get some extra greens into your diet! Serve by itself or with a side of protein.
Recipe: The Healthful Ideas
Spinach Green Pasta Sauce
Delicious cheesy Green Waffles with a ton of hidden spinach! Great for breakfast, brunch, or lunch! Made in a blender and freezer-friendly.
Recipe: The Healthful Ideas
Savory Green Waffles with Spinach
Save this Stuffed Shells with Spinach, because it can be prepped ahead so it works for entertaining or meal prep it and have it on a weeknight too!
Recipe: Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Make-Ahead Stuffed Shells with Spinach
In just 25 minutes you can make this summery chicken feta pasta recipe. It has bright, fresh ingredients, and it’s super easy to throw together!
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Chicken Feta Spinach Pasta
This tomato spinach shrimp pasta recipe is healthy, super easy to make, and incredibly flavorful! Ready in under 30 minutes.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Tomato Spinach Shrimp Pasta
This gorgeous bacon avocado spinach salad recipe is loaded with fresh ingredients for the perfect summer salad! It has an irresistible homemade honey mustard dressing.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Avocado Bacon Spinach Salad
This spinach artichoke salmon recipe is a decadent and delicious meal that’s perfect for when you want something a little different on a busy weeknight.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Spinach Artichoke Salmon
These freezer friendly chicken meatballs with spinach are healthy and make an easy meal anytime you feel like it! They’re super fast to prepare as well.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Chicken and Spinach Meatballs
Love the Starbucks spinach feta wrap? Well, this recipe is inspired by that much-adored wrap but it’s even more delicious because it’s homemade!
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Spinach Feta Wrap
This stuffed chicken breast is delicious, impressive, and comes together with ease. With savory flavors of sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and cheese, it’s a 30-minute meal you won’t soon forget.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spinach, Cheese and Pesto
Meet the kinda-healthy, kinda-indulgent sandwich of your lunchtime dreams: the green goddess grilled cheese.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Frozen potstickers make this fragrant, warming, easy Asian spinach and dumpling soup recipe a total breeze.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Easy Dumpling Soup
This vegetarian halloumi cheese stroganoff recipe is the perfect creamy, quick dinner to pack protein into your diet!
Recipe: Life Around the Table
Vegetarian Stroganoff
Spinach, Sun-dried Tomato, and Pesto Quiche is a perfect blend of sweet and tart, with sun-dried tomatoes, basil pesto, and the goodness of spinach. Make your menu memorable with this flavor-packed quiche!
Recipe: Life Around the Table
Spinach and Pesto Quiche
Kicking Monday off with my White Pesto Spinach Lasagna. Layers of creamy cheese bechamel sauce with basil pesto, spinach, and caramelized mushrooms.
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
White Pesto Spinach Lasagna
Chickpea and Spinach Curry: A simple curry with chickpeas, greens, fire-roasted tomatoes, coconut milk, lime juice, cilantro and garam masala.
Recipe: The Healthy Epicurean
Chickpea and Spinach Curry
Spanakopita is a very popular, classic Greek recipe. It is a savory pie made with layers of crispy phyllo dough and filled with spinach and feta cheese. This comforting dish can be enjoyed as a vegetarian meal or as a side dish.
Recipe: Delicious Little Bites
Spanakopita
Creamy spinach artichoke chicken is wrapped in crispy and flakey puff pastry for an elegant dinner with minimal ingredients. Great for dinner parties or holidays!
Recipe: The Dizzy Cook
Artichoke Chicken in Puff Pastry
Homemade spinach fettuccine is made from scratch and is perfect with a creamy alfredo sauce or tasty marinara. Made with just 3 ingredients!
Recipe: Scarlati Family Kitchen
Homemade Spinach Fettuccine
Indian Palak Paneer is a delicious, quick and easy curry made with a nutritious, fresh & spicy spinach puree with golden brown Paneer cubes. Try it today!
Recipe: Oh My Veg
Easy Palak Paneer
Creamy Farfalle Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Caramelized Onions. This simple meatless Italian dinner is pure comfort food! The bow-tie shaped pasta is perfectly matched with rich and buttery Parmesan sauce!
Recipe: Julia's Album
Farfalle with Spinach, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions
Creamy Spinach Chicken is delicious comfort food that comes together in just 30 minutes. It’s a perfect recipe for a family weeknight dinner!
Recipe: Julia's Album
Creamy Spinach Chicken
Vegan red lentil soup with carrots, spinach, and a tomato base. This simple healthy soup is a weeknight staple made with common pantry items.
Recipe: Occasionally Eggs
Carrot, Red Lentil, and Spinach Soup
Creamy, al dente Arborio rice risotto finished with Parmesan cheese, lemon zest and vibrant green baby spinach leaf purée.
Recipe: Salt Sugar Spice
Spinach Risotto
An easy Spinach Quesadilla recipe bursting with fresh spinach and melty cheese. Ready in 15 minutes, it is the best breakfast or snack.
Recipe: Fool Proof Living
Spinach Quesadilla
These mushrooms make an easy vegetarian dinner that pairs well with mashed potatoes and other sides!
Recipe: The Live In Kitchen
Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
This garlicky spinach pizza is super easy to make from scratch and it’s crunchy at the edges, moist on top, mega flavorful and delicious!
Recipe: The Clever Meal
Spinach Pizza
This spinach, broccoli and cheddar frittata recipe is a simple breakfast, brunch or dinner! It’s vegetarian and gluten free.
Recipe: Cookie and Kate
Broccoli, Cheddar & Spinach Frittata
Try this vegan Mediterranean White Bean Soup for lunch or dinner. It’s a quick gluten free soup recipe that’s filled with vegetables and plant-based protein.
Recipe: Feel Good Foodie
Mediterranean White Bean Soup
The best classic stuffed peppers with flavorful ground beef, rice, tomato, spinach and cheese. Quick, easy recipe with no need to precook the peppers!
Recipe: Well Plated
Stuffed Peppers
Spinach Parmesan Stuffed Pork Loin makes an easy weeknight dinner in 30 minutes. Tender pork loin filled with spinach, ricotta garlic and herbs.
Recipe: Plating Pixels
Spinach Parmesan Stuffed Pork Loin
This Buddha bowl recipe is super fresh, delicious and versatile! Learn how to turn your extra veggies into a healthy Buddha bowl here.
Recipe: Cookie and Kate
Build-Your-Own Buddha Bowl
This Spinach, Pear, and Feta Salad is sprinkled with sweet pomegranate arils and earthy walnuts and is tossed in your favorite balsamic vinaigrette. A perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and crunchy, it takes just 5 minutes to make!
Recipe: The Forked Spoon
Spinach Pear and Feta Salad
Super easy to make, this Thai Yellow Chicken Curry is loaded with flavor, creamy, and perfect served over rice.
Recipe: Get Inspired Everyday
Thai Yellow Chicken Curry
This creamy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip is the perfect healthy and easy dinner recipe. This recipe is: vegan, oil-free, gluten-free.
Recipe: The All Natural Vegan
Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these spinach dinner recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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40+ Spinach Dinner Recipes

If you're looking for ways to add more spinach to your diet, dinner is a great place to start. Here's 40+ spinach dinner recipes to try out! This Spinach and Artichoke Orzo with Chicken takes 30 minutes to cook in one skillet and never skimps on flavor. You’ll love the layers of pan-seared chicken breasts, orzo pasta, spinach, and artichokes in every bite!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the flour and garlic powder in a shallow bowl and coat the chicken pieces in the flour.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden, about 3-5 minutes per side. Add 1 TBSP butter and cook 2 minutes longer. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add the remaining 1 TBSP butter to the now empty skillet. Once melted, add the artichokes. Cook undisturbed for 2 minutes or until golden. Set aside with the chicken.
  • Add the shallots, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the empty skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes, until fragrant. Add the orzo. Cook another 2 minutes.
  • Add the broth and wine and bring to a simmer, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until orzo is just shy of al dente, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream cheese until melted and combined. Add spinach and stir until wilted. Stir in lemon zest and juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Nestle the chicken and artichokes in the orzo and simmer for 5 minutes, or until warmed through. Enjoy!

Notes

Tips and variations:

  • If you don’t have orzo pasta, replace it with rice or another short-cut pasta.
  • This recipe can easily be made dairy free by replacing the butter with olive oil and the cream cheese with dairy free cream cheese, cashew cream, or full fat coconut milk.
  • Don’t want to cook with wine? No problem. Substitute the white wine for lemon juice or more chicken broth.
  • Make this recipe with as many other vegetables as you like, such as broccoli, peas, green beans, cauliflower, or kale.
  • Don’t forget to finish it off with lots of parmesan cheese and a little extra lemon zest on top!
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Equipment

Large Skillet

Nutrition

Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 827mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2700IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg

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