We think Popeye’s
enthusiasm for the versatile, vitaminpacked green was spot-on. Its mildly grassy taste plays well with many other flavors, which makes it prime for using to sneak in a few extra servings of veggies. Overcooking can zap many of spinach’s nutrients, so to make sure you
get the biggest health benefit, steam
or quickly sauté.
SPINACH DUTCH BABY
Place 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet in a cold oven. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Meanwhile, in a bowl whisk together 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup milk, 3 eggs, 1/2 tsp. salt, and
1/2 tsp. pepper. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped spinach. Pour batter into hot skillet. Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Bake 5 minutes or until puffed and golden. Let stand 5 minutes. Top with roasted cherry tomatoes (toss with olive oil and garlic; roast 5 minutes while Dutch baby cooks), wilted spinach, and crumbled bacon.
SPINACH & RICE SOUP
In a large pot heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium. Add 1 minced shallot; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice; cook and stir 1 minute. Add 8 cups chicken broth, 1 bay leaf, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until rice is nearly tender. In a bowl whisk together 3 eggs and 3 Tbsp. lemon juice. Slowly whisk in 1 cup hot broth. Whisk egg mixture into soup in pot. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove bay leaf. Add 3 cups chopped cooked chicken, 10 oz. chopped fresh spinach, 1 Tbsp. fresh dill, and 1 tsp. lemon zest. Cook and stir until spinach wilts. Serve with lemon wedges.
In a food processor, process to combine 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk,
4 fresh basil leaves, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and 1/8 tsp. nutmeg. Add 5 oz. frozen spinach (thawed and drained); pulse to combine. Add 11/2 cups flour; process to combine. (Dough will be sticky.) Drop bits of dough into salted boiling water; cook until they rise to top. Remove to a colander; reserve
1/2 cup cooking liquid. In a skillet heat 3 Tbsp. butter over mediumhigh. Add 12 oz. sliced cooked Italian chicken sausage links; cook and stir until browned. Add spaetzle; cook and stir until browned (about 3 minutes). Stir in cooking liquid. Top with 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese.
DON’T PANIC— DUTCH BABY PANCAKES NATURALLY COLLAPSE AS THEY COOL.SPINACH DUTCH BABY SPINACH & RICE SOUP SPINACH SPAETZLE