Spinach is one of few canned veggies that retain much of its nutritional value after the canning process. However, it tastes about as good as it looks when it has not been seasoned. Warm canned spinach without adding any seasoning or add-ins and it does not have much flavor at all. Do not avoid canned spinach because of a lack of flavor and appeal. Try these new ways to use canned spinach and learn how to transform a lump of cooked and unappetizing greens into a flavorful, fast, and highly impressive side dish or main dish meal.
Add Crisp Crumbled Bacon for a Flavorful New Side Dish
When looking for new ways to add flavor to canned spinach, drain away most of the liquid and stir in crisp crumbled bacon before heating. They are a tasty combination, and this simple veggie side dish can be made very quickly and easily using precooked bacon strips. Precooked bacon strips do not require heating before breaking into bits and mixing with canned spinach.
New Ways to Make Canned Spinach with Creamy Rice Mix
Give rice mix a hearty and healthy new kick by mixing in canned spinach. Prepare any flavor of boxed rice as directed, and stir in canned drained spinach. Anyone thinking they do not like spinach will love it after it is mixed in with cheese, butter and herb, or any other creamy prepared rice mix. It even tastes great with red beans and rice, and it can be topped with shredded monetary jack, colby, or mild cheddar cheese and enjoyed in a wrap or tortilla along with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes. Try something new and expand your meal options.
Add it to Hamburger Pasta Mix for a Completely New Meal in a Pan
Kids and adults alike have been known to turn up their noses to canned spinach, but it is rich in vitamin A, iron, vitamin C, and calcium. Try something new and stir drained, chopped canned spinach into a prepared skillet meal. This new way to enjoy an otherwise bland and unappetizing veggie might even go unnoticed if it is not pointed out.
Drain it well and stir it in with boxed stroganoff, cheese and rice enchilada mix, or any other cheesy or creamy boxed main dish meals. Chop the canned spinach very fine or puree it in a blender, and do not overdo the amount. Chances are no one will realize this vitamin-rich veggie is part of this tasty new meal.
Combine it with Cream Soup for a Tasty New Lunch Option or Side Dish
Enjoy creamed soup in a healthier new way by stirring in drained chopped canned spinach. It is especially good when mixed with cream of chicken, cream of celery, cream of broccoli, and cheddar cheese soup. Top this new variety of creamed soup with croutons, and enjoy it with hot rolls and butter. Better still; enjoy it in another tasty new way. Pour it into an edible bread bowl made from a round loaf of hollowed out bread. Save the soft bread from the inside for crumb toppings or use it for dipping into the delicious cream soup made with versatile canned spinach.