Not only is spinach good for you, it is also a very versatile green that can be prepared in many delicious ways. This page contains recipes using spinach.
If a recipe calls for frozen spinach with the water squeezed out, I have a great and easy way to do this. No more do you need to waste valuable paper towels and make a mess. I use my potato ricer.
This page contains recipes using canned spinach. Although the texture of canned spinach differs greatly from fresh, there are still many uses for it in recipes.
I have a case of canned spinach. Does anyone have any good recipes?
I love canned spinach heated, drained and splashed with vinegar or drizzled with a teaspoon or so of minced garlic that was sautéed in a tablespoon of olive oil for a minute. You can use it in oh so many recipes but here are some canned spinach recipes that will give you lots of ideas: popeyespinach.com/recipes.php
If you keep in mind that 1 cup cooked and drained is the same as 1 pound fresh you can adjust almost any recipe.
My favorite is:
canned pinto beans
1-2 tbl flour
Salt and pepper to taste, heat spinach in pan with little oil, then add flour to make a roux/gravy, you can add butter if you want, then add can of un-drained beans, roll into flour tortillas. My mom used to make this with fresh spinach, homemade pintos and homemade tortillas.
I like it best by draining off all but about 1 - 2 tblsp. liquid, and heat thoroughly in microwave. Then add 3 - 4 slices of American processed cheese on top, in small pieces. Microwave until chese melts. Stir. If not cheesy to your liking, add more, heat, stir.
There are wonderful recipes for canned spinach on the Popeye site: www.popeyespinach.com/recipes.php
Source: Family recipe
By LRP from LWL, MA
I'm looking for a very simple and easy spinach squares recipe.
D. from Yellow Springs, Ohio
Mix in large bowl: 1 cup flour,1tsp salt,1tsp baking powder, add: 2 beaten eggs,1cup milk, 6tbs softened butter, mix well, thaw frozen spinach and drain Add to your mixture also add 1 lb sharp grated cheese and 1 chopped onion. Speard all into 9x13 pan Bake 350 30 minutes cool for 10 to 15 minutes cut into squares serve warm. My family does not care if they are cold but are to be eaten warm. These are very good.
This link will get you to an easy, quick, and delicious spinach square recipe!
Ingredients: 1 pkg (10 oz.) frozen spinach thawed, 3 tbsp butter, 1 med onion diced, 1 lb. mushrooms diced, 1 c sour cream, 3/4 fresh bread crumbs, 4 eggs, 1 c shredded cheddar cheese, 1 c shredded swiss cheese 1/4 tsp basil, 1/4 tsp oregon, 1/4 tsp parmesean cheese. Directions: place spinach into a bowl wringing out water till feels dry. set aside. in 10 inch pan heat butter and saute onion and mushrooms. set aside. in med bowl place sourcream, eggs, and bread crumbs. beat on med speed for 30 secs. add remaining ingredients except parm. cheese. mix on low speed for 30 secs. spread mixture into greased 11X7 pan.sprinkle with parm cheese. bake for 35 mins. at 350.
I found that frozen shinach is very stringy. The veins and stems are left in during cooking process. Much better if you use fresh spinach and remove the stems and large veins before cooking it. Takes more time but worth it in the end.
This is a 'put your hand on your tummy and rub to show it's yummy' recipe. ;-)
Heat a large pot over high heat until hot. Add the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook for a few seconds until it is golden. Add half of the greens and toss well in the garlic oil with tongs.
Add the remaining greens and toss until the greens wilt evenly. When wilted, season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue cooking over high heat, tossing often, until the excess liquid evaporates.
Transfer greens to a bowl and allow to them cool to room temperature and season to taste with vinegar. Serve at room temperature. The greens are also tasty served cold and will keep well in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
Tips and recipes for using spinach. Post your ideas.
When grocery shopping, purchase a bag of spinach leaves from the salad ready isle. Add to scramble eggs, sandwiches and more for a healthy delicious treat!
By Jennifer Russell
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cook spinach according to directions. Drain. Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Bake in a 1 1/2 Qt. souffle dish or a round casserole dish for 30 minutes.
Did you know you can stir in a 10 oz. package of frozen creamed spinach into a box of hamburger helper, especially the cheese flavors and even the kids will eat it? I HATE spinach and it was wonderful!
By Sandra G.