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7+ spinach casseroles that your whole family will love

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For simple dishes that are bound to delight the whole family, these recipes are just for you. A perfect example of simplicity at its absolute finest, these casseroles are full of goodness and full or spinach! These dreamy casseroles incorporate savory mixed with with homemade.
These recipes are great if you're looking to convert the kids into lifelong spinach lovers -- just leave them to lick their plates and ask for second helpings before telling them what it was that they just devoured. You know the drill!
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Chicken and spinach lasagna casserole
Lasagna is always a family favorite, but that doesn't mean it needs to be cooked the exact same way every time. As in the recipe that follows, you get to swap out the beef for chicken or exchange the tomato sauce for white sauce and add in all kinds of vegetables. Spinach works particularly well. As with all lasagnas, the entire thing gets smothered in cheese for a rich and decadent dish that's not like your mother's lasagna!
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Because this dish uses cooked chicken, it's also a great way to use up leftovers. Just pull together a few other pastry staples and you'll be well on your way. In addition to spinach, use other vegetables like zucchini or mushrooms. To make it even more different, substitute cooked sausage for the chicken. While everyone has their own vision of what lasagna should be, this video proves that you really can take it whatever way you want it to go.
Spinach and tilapia casserole
Tilapia is one of the few types of freshwater fish that does very well in a cream sauce. Usually fish and lots of heavy dairy ingredients just don't go well together. However, when you use the recipe that follows you'll not only have a delicious dish that everyone wants to dive into, but you can also hide some healthy leafy green vegetables in there and no one will mind.
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Those leafy greens come in the form of a thin layer of spinach laid out on the bottom of a casserole dish. Tilapia goes on top of them, and then everything is covered in a delicious cream sauce. Of course you can't have a casserole without cheese, and there's lots of it in this dish. That's something else that fish isn't typically paired with, but when cooking tilapia, everything just works. See how it comes together in this video.
Bacon, chicken, spinach and feta casserole
The recipe that follows is everything you want it to be. It's hearty and filling yet light enough that it won't weigh you down. It's also chock-full of tons of tasty ingredients including chicken, bacon, spinach and, perhaps best of all, feta cheese. Orzo pasta gives it enough oomph to be a complete meal in itself, and it takes just minutes to bring it all together.
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With a little bit of prep work the day before, this casserole can be ready in as little as half an hour. Crisp the bacon, cook the chicken -- you can even prepare the pasta and then just combine everything before it gets a quick cook in the oven. At the end of it all, you have a wonderfully Mediterranean dish that will have everyone going back for seconds. Here's a video that shows you how to make it.
Italian sausage and spinach pasta casserole
Rigatoni pasta, Italian sausage and spinach are all cooked together in a zesty tomato sauce in this delicious casserole. When you need to switch up your regular weekly night pasta meal, this is a great way to do it! Use hot Italian sausage, as in the recipe that follows, or tone down the heat by using mild sausage. You can even use turkey sausage if you'd like. With this recipe, the choice is all yours!
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You can also use whatever type of pasta you'd like. But when you use rigatoni or another kind of pasta that is hollow in the center, all those delicious little bits of sauce, sausage and spinach get sucked right in, making the entire thing perfectly flavorful. Whatever type of sausage or pasta you decide to use, when you watch this video you may just find it's one of the best ways to put a spin on regular old pasta night.
Spinach artichoke quinoa casserole
Quinoa is one of those grains that can really trip up people. This is mostly because although it looks and acts like a grain, quinoa is actually a seed, which makes it one of those nutritious proteins that is low in carbs but high in healthy things such as fiber. Plus, it's crazy delicious -- especially when it's combined with other healthy ingredients such as artichokes and spinach, as in the recipe that follows.
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For this casserole you could use a concentrated cream soup such as cream of mushroom or cream of chicken. But you've come this far in preparing yourself a healthy meal, so why not just make a quick béchamel? One quick cheat is with the artichokes. It can be very intimidating when looking at those cone-shaped vegetables with lots of sharp, pointed and largely inedible leaves, so save yourself the trouble and opt for jarred artichokes. If they're marinated, you'll boost the flavor profile of this dish even more. Watch this video and then decide.
Spinach and tuna casserole
Spinach may not be the first ingredient you think of when you think of tuna casserole. But as the recipe below shows, maybe it should be. Think of this as a tuna casserole that gets a seriously elegant upgrade. There are no peas or mushroom soup -- just good, fresh ingredients that take that old tuna casserole your mom used to make and turn it into something truly special.
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One of the best things about this is that it all comes together in just one dish before being transferred to a casserole dish for a final bake in the oven. But even though there are several components of this dish -- softened vegetables, sauce and noodles -- they all come together in the same pot. Before that final bake, they get a layer of cheese and bread crumbs sprinkled on top for a bit of texture, making the dish come pretty close to perfection. I dare say this is one tuna casserole you could even serve when entertaining. Here's a video to help you cook up this casserole.
Spanakopita cottage cheese and egg casserole
Spanakopita is such a great dish. But let's face it, it's a pie -- and as a pie, it's not always great for the waistline. But now you can have your pie and eat it too. As the recipe below shows, you can combine all the ingredients (except for that calorie-laden pastry) and still enjoy all the great flavors of spanakopita, but without any of those nasty carbs dragging you down.
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Of course, you could use regular cheese in this casserole. But why do that when you can substitute cottage cheese and cut down on even more calories? It makes the perfect filler and, let's be honest, you won't even notice that it's lower-calorie cottage cheese rather than a fatty alternative (although there's a little of that in there too, so don't think you'll be sacrificing on flavor). In fact, with this dish, you won't feel as though you're sacrificing anything at all, and it might just become your new favorite way to enjoy spanakopita. Check it out in this video.
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