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Old 04-05-2009, 07:13 AM   #1
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Main Course recipe that uses baby spinach?

I have a large container of Baby Spinach that I bought last week- then we all got sick, and I hardly cooked anything, and now I need to use it up asap. It was going to be a side dish for a roast, but that roast is now in the freezer so, I would like a main course recipe that calls for baby spinach in it, rather than using it as a side dish. Any good ideas? TIA!

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Old 04-05-2009, 07:35 AM   #2
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Re: Main Course recipe that uses baby spinach?

I use spinach in my vegetarian baked ziti recipes. PM me if you want it. It's delicious!
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any baked pasta...ravioli, lasagne
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Re: Main Course recipe that uses baby spinach?

Baby spinach has a tendency to cook into green slimy moosh unless you handle it very delicately. Its really meant to be eaten raw (like in salad). If you want to cook it, you should only give it a light saute and serve it right away. Like a PP mentioned, it can also be chopped and stirred into the cheese filling for lasagne, ziti, or manicotti.

You could try making a spinach salad with hot bacon dressing and hard-cooked eggs. I'm a vegetarian, so its not something I have a handy recipe for. But its common enough that you should be able to find lots of recipes online...
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Re: Main Course recipe that uses baby spinach?

My vote is for veggie lasagna or even a meat lasagna.
Just mix in with the ricotta or (in our case) cottage cheese (and the ricotta) and layer like normal!
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http://www.cyber-kitchen.com/recipes...my_Spinach.htm
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Re: Main Course recipe that uses baby spinach?

I chop it up really finely and put it in manicotti....hmmm that sounds good for supper
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Re: Main Course recipe that uses baby spinach?

This salad, add chicken.

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Re: Main Course recipe that uses baby spinach?

I like to make pasta with it. I use "hot" turkey sausage, take it out of the casings, (usually 2 of them.) and cook them in a bigger skillet. When the pasta is close to done, I'll add some chopped cherry tomatoes, and some spinach to the meat. Then I'll toss the pasta in with the meat. Top with some fresh moz or shredded parm, and you're good to go!! I don't make it too often though because there isn't any sauce, and hubby likes sauce w/his pasta. So sometimes I'll break an egg in it with a touch of olive oil to make a kind of sauce.
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Re: Main Course recipe that uses baby spinach?

How about spinach calzone?

1. Get yourself some pizza dough (homemade, premade, mix, whatever...)
2. Roll it out into a large circle
3. Spread sauce, cheese, spinach, and chopped onion on top
4. Fold it on half and crimp the edges with a fork.
5. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with garlic salt, italian seasonings, or sesame seeds
6. Bake til golden brown

Yummy!

An easy pizza sauce that makes enough for 2 pizzas is a 15oz can of tomato sauce - throw in some italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. Ready to go!
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