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03/12/2015 04:30 pm ET Updated May 12, 2015

7 Ways to Cook With Frozen Spinach

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Whether your dinner plans look bleak, or a carefully planned menu is on the horizon, frozen spinach can be the answer to the nagging question, "What else can I put in this dish?" It's also among a few other foods touted for their frozen virtuosity: It's full of flavor, even when it's been sitting in the freezer for awhile, and it's convenient. Already blanched and chopped, it's ready to be added to dishes at a moment's notice.

Dig around your freezer for the box of spinach that's been in there for who knows how long. Here are 7 dishes you can happily cook in a pinch thanks to the ever reliable frozen spinach:

Spinach Gratin by lizthechef

 

Punjabi Buttermilk Stew with Spinach Dumplings by Shveta Berry

 

Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Dip by Oui, Chef

  

Welsh Rarebit with Spinach by cooklynveg

 

Ricotta and Spinach Gnudi with Sage and Parsley by carolinewright

 

Saag Paneer by Merrill Stubbs

 

Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings) by Sarah Jampel

  

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