By Jen Harwell

What's great about Popeye's favorite vegetable? It's cheap and delicious! Here are 10 top-rated recipes with spinach as the main ingredient. (Use fresh spinach and skip the canned or frozen stuff! It's cheaper by the bunch than in the pre-washed salad mix bags.)

Converting a recipe that calls for frozen spinach? Approximately one 12-ounce bunch of spinach = one 10-ounce package of frozen spinach

1. Spinach Enchiladas

Rave Review: "WOW, these were great! If I can get my kids to eat spinach...its a five star. They loved these" — I'm nuts too...

Photo by Melissa Goff

2. Garlic Chicken with Orzo Noodles

Rave Review: "This is a great combination of flavors and textures, and healthy! The orzo pasta makes this VERY kid friendly. I usually toast the pasta for a few minutes in a dry skillet prior to cooking in boiling water, adds a little nutty flavor." -- Cinzia

3. Sally's Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Rave Review: "Wow! I finally got my 5-year-old to like something with spinach in it!! (Just in time to start picking some from the garden!)"— Christina

Photo by Cristi

4. Spinach and Feta Pita Bake

Rave Review: "The smells and flavors of the sun-dried tomatoes and basil were amazing! This recipe is now a family favorite...easy to make and fills the house with the most wonderful aroma." — PROUDSOLDIERWIFE

Photo by chibi chef

5. Spanakopita

Rave Review: "Stop reading and start cooking! This is a great recipe that even makes dealing with phyllo dough worth it. Cucumber salad with mint yogurt dressing is the perfect side dish."— JANET_PANNELL

Photo by recordaras

6. Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Rave Review: "Yum!! One of my favorites. Even my husband likes it. Just proves you don't need meat to have a fabulous dinner." — NAL

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

7. Absolutely Perfect Palak Paneer

Rave Review: "Awesome recipe for spinach! Everyone loved it." — Maggie

Photo by Caroline C

8. Crustless Spinach Quiche

Rave Review: "This is great and super easy. I was looking for a quiche without the crust! I made it for my friends and they raved." — MAGDA201

Photo by cookin'mama

9. Shrimp Florentine

Rave Review: "Excellent! My husband said please make again!! I would add a little more zoodles and spinach. The two of us easily ate the whole thing!" -- Tborgman

Photo by momluvstocook

10. Marrakesh Vegetable Curry

Rave Review: "DEEELISH! I'm not a vegetarian, but this was my favorite recipe of the week. It is so wholesome and filling...real comfort food." — EYEOFTHEBEHOLDER

Photo by House of Aqua
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