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Here are all the best spinach recipes to add loads of leafy greens to your diet! Try it in soups, salads, pasta, pizza and more.

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Looking to eat more spinach? It’s hard to find a vegetable that’s more nutritious. Though some people have sworn spinach as their mortal enemy, luckily there are all sorts of delicious ways to eat it in recipes! Here are our best spinach recipes: best in terms of the best ways to eat more spinach! Many of them are healthy, like spinach salad and spinach green smoothies, but others are a little more decadent: like spinach artichoke pizza! Let’s get cooking.

And now…our best spinach recipes!

Spinach nutrition

What’s so great about spinach? Spinach is one of the 20 best vegetables you can eat! Here are some of the benefits that spinach offers:

  • High in calcium, more than other vegetables
  • Very high in Vitamin K and Vitamin A
  • Low in calories (1 cup of raw spinach has 45 calories)

.) It’s almost like the little black dress of salads: it’s brilliant for any occasion.

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Sauteed Spinach

30 Tasty Spinach Recipes

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Here’s the very best sautéed spinach recipe, guaranteed to make eating your greens taste amazing! Even better, it takes just 10 minutes to whip up.


  • 3 bunches (1 ½ pounds total with stems, or 12 ounces leaves)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves, smashed
  • Mounded ¼ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste if desired
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice


  1. If your spinach is in a bunch, chop off the stems. For bunch or baby leaves, roughly chop the leaves (this should only take a few seconds, just to get the larger pieces a bit smaller).
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the whole garlic cloves for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. The carefully the add spinach leaves and cover the pan. It will seem like a lot of volume, but it will wilt down to be very small. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid. Depending on the size and maturity of your spinach leaves, it may already be done, or stir and continue cooking about 30 seconds until the spinach is wilted but still bright green.
  4. Stir in the kosher salt and fresh lemon juice. Taste and add additional salt to taste: spinach is very susceptible to salt, so use only small bits at a time! The flavor should pop but not be salty.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

More on eating leafy greens

Need more inspiration outside of these spinach recipes? We’ve got lots of it. Here are a few more resources for getting your greens:

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Oh Translate says:

    I love spinach recipes! This one looks delicious.

  2. Yes No Wheel says:

    I love spinach recipes! This one looks delicious.

  3. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!