15 Spinach Recipes To Make For National Spinach Day That Are Way More Exciting Than That Salad You Brought For Lunch

Break out those leafy greens, because March 26 is National Spinach Day. Now, I realize that in the grand scheme of food holidays, National Spinach Day doesn't sound that exciting or even that appetizing. But trust me: if you feel that way, it's just because you don't know any really delicious spinach recipes. Because if you did, you would definitely start seeing spinach in a different light, and you would be just as excited for this day as I am.

Spinach is not only really, really good for you (it has fiber! Protein! Vitamins!), it also tastes amazing, and it's incredibly versatile. Seriously, you can add spinach to almost anything you're cooking to make yourself feel healthier, to add some veggies, or just to make something taste better. It can be used as a substitute for lettuce on a sandwich, you can make an entire salad out of spinach, you can add it to your pizza or your omelettes... the possibilities are endless. This list of yummy spinach recipes will prove that point. Make Popeye proud this week, and make at least one of these!

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Beer Soft Pretzels

How can you make homemade soft pretzels even more incredible than they already are? Add beer, spinach, and artichokes. You’ve got yourself the best snack ever.

Recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Baked Spinach, Artichoke, & Mozzarella Dip

Everyone knows that the best way to eat spinach is in the form of spinach artichoke dip. It’s a classic for a reason, and everyone should know how to make it.

Recipe: Averie Cooks

Baked Eggs with Creamy Spinach, Chorizo, & Feta Cheese

This is a pretty simple recipe that will look a lot harder than it actually is. It’s a great option if you’re making breakfast or brunch for other people, but you can make it just for yourself too!

Recipe: Simply Delicious Food

Saffron Couscous & Spinach Stew

This vegetarian stew is healthy, filling, and totally satisfying. It’s the perfect dinner to make for the last few cold days of “spring,” but it will also work for warmer nights too.

Recipe: Love and Lemons

Braised Indian Chicken with Chickpeas & Spinach

You don’t have to go out to eat if you want Indian food — you can just make it at home with this recipe. It’s so full of flavor that you’ll love it even if you aren’t into spinach.

Recipe: Blogging Over Thyme

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing & Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

A spinach salad becomes instantly more delicious and interesting when you add a homemade dressing and roasted chickpeas. In case you’ve never tried them, roasted chickpeas are THE BEST, and they literally make everything better. These crunchy little guys will go perfectly with some healthy spinach.

Recipe: Foodie Crush

Roasted Salmon with Creamy Greens

This salmon dinner will only take about 30 minutes to make, but it will taste like it took way longer. Spinach only gets better when you add cream and butter, and this is the perfect complement to salmon.

Recipe: Crepes Of Wrath

Spinach & Artichoke Corn Fritters

There are so many amazing things in this recipe that it’s hard to know where to begin. Corn! Honey jalapeno cream! Brie! Artichokes! Spinach! It’s an app you’ll want to eat all the time.

Recipe: Half-Baked Harvest

White Pizza with Spinach and Bacon

Why eat traditional pizza when you can eat white pizza? I’ve always thought that white pizza was totally underrated. This one has four cheeses, bacon, and spinach… so you can feel healthy!

Recipe: How Sweet It Is

Spinach & Artichoke Grilled Cheese

The only thing that could make spinach artichoke dip better? Putting it in between two pieces of toasted bread. OK, fine, this isn’t spinach artichoke dip on bread, but it’s the closest thing there is to that.

Recipe: Foodie Crush

Spicy Fontina Spinach, Artichoke, & Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

In case you thought stuffed mushrooms were boring, here’s something that will convince you otherwise. With spinach, artichokes, savory fontina, and lots of cheese, this is a great appetizer recipe for when you have guests.

Recipe: Half-Baked Harvest

Avocado Spinach Dip

Just because you’re trying to be healthy doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good dip once in a while. This option uses avocado to make spinach dip creamy instead of cheese or cream cheese, and it’s avocado, so you know it’s delicious.

Recipe: The Healthy Foodie

One-Pan, Four-Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomato & Spinach Pasta Bake

The only thing that can make one-pan pasta better is tons of cheese and delicious sun-dried tomatoes. This recipe is easy enough to make even when you’re low on time, and it’s full of flavor and all kinds of deliciousness.

Recipe: Half-Baked Harvest

Ham, Spinach, & Gruyere Quiche

This quiche doesn’t involve a lot of ingredients, but everything that’s in it makes it a delicious and decadent breakfast and/or brunch. Or lunch. Or, hey, even dinner. You know what? Eat it as a snack if you’d like. No one’s judging.

Recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Steak, Spinach, & Mushroom Crepes with Balsamic Glaze

Sweet crepes are great, but savory crepes are amazing. This gourmet version with steak, mushrooms, and a balsamic glaze will make a meal that will impress just about anybody.

Recipe: Half-Baked Harvest