25 Nutritious and Fun Canned Spinach Recipes

25 Canned Spinach Recipes

Spinach has vitamin C and vitamin K, which provide major benefits to your body. But which spinach do you prefer in your house? Fresh spinach or canned spinach? I prefer canned spinach because it doesn’t get rotten at the same speed as fresh spinach. Additionally, canned spinach is loaded with good nutrients like vitamins and minerals. 

Canned spinach makes absolutely delectable dishes that one can savor and enjoy with family and friends. From spinach roll-ups to garlic spinach, there are a lot of canned spinach recipes which you will explore in this article. So, make sure you grab a notebook and pen to note down the recipes.

1. Crockpot Spinach Dip

The recipe list starts with a dip recipe that can be accompanied by any main course meal. A crockpot spinach dip tastes cheesy and appetizing to a level where you might not get the actual taste of a green vegetable. 

It’s a great recipe for people who don’t like spinach but would enjoy it in a dip. This dip is made by combining parmesan and mozzarella cheeses with sour cream, garlic, and spinach. 

Make sure that the dip has a smooth consistency. You can pair this dip with pita chips or pita bread. You can also use it in a nacho salsa.

2. Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

As the name suggests, this recipe takes a little more time than the previous one. Slow cooker spinach and artichoke dip takes around two hours to cook, and the dip is hard to miss out on. 

This recipe uses mozzarella cheese, artichoke hearts, along with cream cheese. The cheesy flavor, when mixed with spinach, gives an appetizing combo to relish. 

You can serve this dip hot or allow it to settle for some time and then serve it with tortilla chips. The garlic in the recipe can be adjusted as per your preference. 

3. Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups 

These beautiful looking lasagna roll-ups are perfect for your starters. The cheese, paired with marinara sauce and lasagna noodles, makes the perfect blend of flavors.

You start by making the lasagna noodles and then lay out a mixture made by combining ricotta, parmesan, egg, spinach, and pepper. Once done, fold the rolls and then pour the marinara sauce. 

Add your mozzarella cheese on top. Bake it and top it with sauce again, if required. Serve these luscious rolls with a glass of wine.

4. Spinach Balls Appetizer

One of the easy-to-make appetizers for house parties and get together. This spinach balls appetizer is easily baked in the oven by combining all the ingredients. 

The recipe is made by combining spinach with cheese, butter, green onions, eggs, and breadcrumbs. Form balls from this batter and then palace it on a baking dish. 

Bake these balls and serve them with a spicy dip to amplify the taste to another level. You can also savor these appetizers with a spinach dip.

5. Spinach Artichoke Squares

Another spinach artichoke recipe which is low in carbs and involves only two steps. You have to make a spinach-artichoke mixture and then pour eggs and cream cheese mixture on top of it. 

Bake the mixture and then cut it into the shape of a square. You can make the base layer thick to have more taste of the spinach mixture. 

Serve these spinach artichoke squares with yogurt dip, and then season these squares with oregano or paprika. 

6. Crustless Spinach Pie – Greek Spanakopita

Greek Spanakopita, also known as the Crustless Spinach Pie, has the shape of a pie with ingredients like parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, spinach, eggs, onions, dill, and seasoning. 

Place this mixture on a baking dish and bake it for a while. Once done, bake it for more 5-7 mins. Allow the base of the pie to form a brown crust. 

Top the pie with some melted cheese and savor this cheesy pie, which has a savory taste. If you like savory pies, then this recipe is a must-try for you.

7.  Zucchini and Spinach Gratin

Prepare a zucchini and spinach gratin, which looks like a beautiful golden brown color pie. Such innovative spinach dishes make you crave spinach more and more. This is one of the gorgeous canned spinach recipes. 

Combine zucchini, spinach, onions, bacon, and parsley in a bowl. Add parmesan cheese, eggs, and seasonings. Once done, mix it well and place it on a baking dish. 

Top it with cheese and bake the dish for a while. After the top turns brown in color, remove it from the oven and serve it hot.

8. Spinach and Feta Brownies

If you are a fan of savory dishes, then these appetizing spinach and feta brownies are made just for you. Would you have ever imagined that spinach could make brownies? Even I didn’t before making this recipe. 

These feta brownies are made by mixing flour, baking powder, eggs, milk, spinach, dill, cheese, and butter. Pour it on a baking dish and then top it with parmesan cheese. 

Once done, cut these brownies into several pieces and enjoy them with your favorite sauce. Allow it to cool for some time before serving.

9. Sautéed Fresh Spinach with Garlic

This a beginner-friendly spinach recipe that will leave you stunned with its minimal ingredients and preparation. For this recipe, you need only four ingredients. 

This recipe requires spinach, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. You need to sauté spinach with garlic in oil. Once done, add your seasonings and mix them all well. 

The spinach shouldn’t taste bitter. Make sure you close the stove once the spinach starts to wilt. You can make this easy recipe at your home.

10. Wilted Garlic Spinach

Garlic can create wonders in any dish because of its aroma and taste. I prefer garlic in most of the recipes because the taste it imparts to the dish is extraordinary. 

A small ingredient can make a big contribution to the dish. This wilted garlic spinach recipe is again made with four ingredients. Add butter and garlic to a pan, and then add spinach. 

Once the spinach is completely wilted, add salt and pepper. You can also add chili flakes to increase the flavor. And voila! Your easy-wilted garlic spinach recipe is ready.

11. Mini Spinach Feta Pies – Spanakopita

These cute little mini spinach feta pies, also known as spanakopita, are the mini version of Greek spanakopitas. The pies are made in muffin cups, and it’s surely one of the cutest canned spinach recipes. 

In a bowl, mix spinach, feta, eggs, onions, salt, and pepper. Once done, fill the muffin cups with puff pastry and then pour the filling. Brush the top of the pie with egg mixture. 

Bake the pie until it gets browned from the outside. Your children might love these mini spinach feta pies. 

12. Baked Zucchini, Spinach, and Feta Casserole

This well-structured baked recipe made in a casserole has a beautiful color palette. All the ingredients blend well to form an exotic dish. 

This dish is prepared by initially cooking spinach, squash, and zucchini. You then mix it with the rest ingredients, like breadcrumbs and feta cheese. 

Place everything in a casserole and let it bake for half an hour. Once you see a golden brown on the top, it means the dish is ready to serve. 

13. Spinach Orzo Pasta with Garlic, Parmesan, & Cream Cheese

I can just not live without a good pasta recipe. So, why should I excuse spinach out of the race? The pasta sauce can be prepared from anything, giving you room to innovate and explore new dishes. 

The sauce is prepared from parmesan cheese, spinach, garlic, butter, Italian seasoning, and cream cheese. Stir in the noodles between the sauce. 

If you feel the sauce is super thick, you can add more pasta water. And when the creamy, garlic spinach pasta is ready to be served hot, garnish it with fresh parsley leaves.

14. Balsamic Spinach and Mushrooms

Another recipe that is easy to make and has the goodness of mushrooms. If you like mushrooms, this easy recipe can make for a great salad meal. 

Start by sautéing your mushrooms. Add garlic, onion powder, and salt, followed by spinach. Toss in the balsamic vinegar, and then combine everything well. The vinegar adds a tangy taste to the recipe. 

You can further season with salt and pepper if required. Always season towards the end of this recipe. 

15. Garlic Butter Chicken with Spinach and Bacon

All the chicken lovers mark your presence and make this delightful chicken recipe which has a burst of flavors along with spinach and bacon. 

This recipe has a high protein content as well as is nutritious. The chicken is cooked in butter and garlic, along with a host of spices. This wholesome combo is prepared by mixing spinach in a creamy sauce made with cheese and cream.

Garlic butter chicken with spinach and bacon makes a great pair with tortilla or cauliflower rice. You can add more water if you want a thinner consistency.

16. Creamy Chicken Breast in Spinach Parmesan Sauce

Similar to the above recipe, creamy chicken breast in spinach parmesan sauce has a smooth texture, which is good chewy chicken. Do you know that chicken breasts have the most protein in them? 

This recipe is prepared in a similar fashion. The chicken breast is mixed in a sauce made from parmesan, spinach, and cream. You can adjust the spices as per your preference. 

Make sure the sauce gets well coated on the chicken breasts. For gym freaks, you can use low-fat cream instead of heavy cream. 

17. Creamed Spinach Stuffed Butternut Squash

One of the yummiest canned spinach recipes where you stuff a spinach filling into butternuts. The butternut is initially roasted, and then the filling is added. 

You can start by making the spinach filling by mixing spinach, onions, garlic, and milk. Stir it continuously till the sauce gets a thick texture. Once done, add mozzarella cheese. 

Make sure that the butternut gets well roasted, add in the filling, and then top it with parmesan cheese. Cook it until a brown coating is achieved. 

18. Mushroom, Spinach, and Brown Rice Loaf

Have you ever thought of baking a loaf made from spinach? Well, it certainly sounds amazing, right? I love my savory breads. They are fun to eat with coffee and impart a nice nutritious flavor. 

This mushroom, spinach, and brown rice loaf is made by preparing a vegetable mixture and pouring it into a loaf pan. The vegetable mixture has spinach, brown rice, eggs, onions, mushrooms, salt, and pepper. 

The eggs are stirred in the vegetable mixture along with broth and mustard. Make sure that the loaf is filled with mixture evenly. Bake it and then enjoy a fluffy vegetable loaf. 

19. Creamy Tuscan Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes

What’s better than a chicken with a creamy sauce prepared from spinach and artichokes? It’s a modified version of the creamy chicken recipe. 

You can start by seasoning your chicken with pepper, garlic, and salt and then sear it in a pan. Once done, make the sauce from spinach, artichokes, tomatoes, capers, garlic, and cream. 

Ensure that the sauce has a thick texture, and then stir in your chicken. Cook for two more minutes, and then serve this creamy, luscious chicken. 

20. Chicken and Spinach Skillet Dinner

A great dinner recipe for the time when you are craving a wholesome protein-rich meal. This chicken and spinach skillet dinner is made by cooking chicken with a lot of spices and veggies. 

You start by sautéing your chicken strips and then adding onions, tomatoes, seasonings, and finally, spinach. Once the spinach starts to wilt, turn the stove off. Your dinner is ready. 

The chicken and spinach dinner can be paired with hot rice made in chicken broth. It would add an extra flavor to the rice. 

21. Spinach and Garlic Potato Patties

An appetizing starter option is these spinach and garlic potato patties. You might have eaten patties in burgers or sandwiches. What about making a patty that can be consumed on its own?

These flavorful patties are made by combining a spinach mixture prepared by sautéing garlic, spinach, onion, and seasonings with mashed potatoes. Stir in lemon juice and cheese for extra flavor. Add eggs and breadcrumbs to combine and form patties. 

Once done, you can choose to bake or air-fry the patties. Serve it with a green mint sauce or your favorite dip.

22. Mushroom and Spinach Strudel

An extremely gorgeous-looking recipe that is hard to miss out on. You should definitely make this for your loved ones. The mushroom-spinach mixture oozes out of the puff pastry.

Start by sautéing spinach, mushrooms, and garlic with salt and pepper. You can add more seasoning as per your preference. Then fill it in the puff pastry. The beautiful braided top might require some practice, but you can ace it with time. 

Sprinkle cheese on the top and then bake it. Once done, open the strudel and see the coolest, cheesiest mixture oozing out. You will love it.

23. Mushroom and Garlic Spaghetti

A simple, easy-to-make recipe that doesn’t require much time, and the sauce imparts a subtle taste. The blend of mushroom, garlic, and spinach gives a delectable flavor. 

This mushroom and garlic spaghetti is made by sautéing mushrooms in butter and garlic. Add in your seasonings, then toss the spaghetti in the mixture.

Further, add cheese and give everything a good stir. Top it with spinach leaves and relish this smooth flavorsome spaghetti. 

24. Mushroom Ravioli with Spinach

A ravioli requires minimal effort, and the taste is mind-blowing. When combined with the right sauce and ingredients, it can leave an unforgettable experience. 

This mushroom ravioli with spinach is one of the quick, minimal ingredients canned spinach recipes. Start by sautéing your mushrooms in garlic and olive oil. Toss in the tomatoes and spinach. Add ravioli followed by red pepper flakes. 

Once done, combine everything well and serve hot. This combination of mushroom ravioli with spinach leaves is a great snack or lunch recipe. 

25. Farfalle with Spinach, and Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions

I know you must be wondering why the last recipes are pasta recipes. It’s because I love experimenting with different shapes and sizes of pasta. 

You can also combine your favorite pasta with different ingredients, and trust me, the process feels like magic. The result is a great, delicious meal. Farfalle with spinach, mushrooms, and caramelized onions is a bow-tie pasta recipe made with veggies in a cheesy sauce. 

The caramelized onions add a sweet taste, whereas the spinach and mushrooms impart a nice, smooth flavor. This recipe is an excellent choice to make with your friends and enjoy with a movie. 

So, did you enjoy the process of making your canned spinach in multiple ways? I find it fascinating that the spinach used in curry recipes can make such flavorful salad, bread, and pasta recipes. These recipes sound fun, but the taste is top-notch. You might be thinking that the recipes are over, but to your surprise, I have another easy, creamiest recipe.

creamed spinach

Easy Homemade Creamed Spinach

This is one of the classics from my kitchen. This is one of the easiest, flavorsome canned spinach recipes, which requires minimal effort and can be eaten with almost everything. You don’t need to be a pro in cooking to make this. Just get started and enjoy the process. Mesmerize everyone with your cooking skills, like I do.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 169 kcal


  • Colander
  • Crockpot
  • Skillet


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large shallot diced
  • cups cups milk
  • 4 oz whipped cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • 40 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 4 oz water chestnuts, drained and minced


  • Thaw and press excess water from the spinach using a colander. Keep it aside.
  • In a small Dutch oven or large skillet, sauté shallots in butter over medium heat until translucent.
  • Whisk in flour until thick.
  • Let it bubble for about 1-2 minutes to reduce the floury taste.
  • Slowly pour in milk, then add cream cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  • Stir until a thick sauce is formed. Add salt, nutmeg, and white pepper.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • If you need to transport this, put it in your crockpot and set it to warm.


Nutritional Info (per serving):
Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 16984 IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 3mg
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