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With Spring fast approaching, there’s nothing better than getting in as many greens as possible. From iceberg to spinach to kale, these recipes all feature a delicious leafy green in a comforting, delicious recipe. Try a few this week and see which wins big in your house. Chances are, they all will!

Trisha Yearwood’s Spinach Casserole

If your family is anything like mine, getting them to eat their vegetables can be like pulling teeth, especially those leafy greens. No matter how tasty the adults think my salads are, the kids are a much harder sell. But THIS casserole on the other hand, this casserole was a homerun with everyone! It’s not hard to see why when we’ve mixed a hefty dose of spinach in with plenty of garlic and cheese and baked it all to golden brown perfection. It’s rich enough to keep everyone coming back for seconds and easy enough that you can whip it up for a weeknight side dish! Get the recipe here.

Lemon Garlic Kale Sauté

For some folks kale is but a decoration to be found as a garnish on greasy spoon entrées. But, kale has been growing in popularity for a while now and it’s easy to find in any grocery at this point. Dark, leafy greens are some of the healthiest things you can eat and this lemon garlic kale sauté is packed with flavor. Get the recipe here.

Cowboy Salad

If you’re familiar with our cowboy caviar or cowboy pasta salad, you should be pretty excited to see this cowboy salad. Similar to the pasta variety (just without the noodles) this is a hearty salad that’s jam-packed with both nutrients and flavor. Yes, romaine lettuce is the base, but this isn’t one of those salads that’s mostly leafy greens with just a couple other add-ins; this is more like alllll the add-ins you can think of with just a handful of greens thrown in for good measure. Also, this is addictively delicious and you’ll want many, many bowls of it. Get the recipe here.

Creamed Spinach and Potato Casserole

Creamed spinach is a luxuriously decadent way to eat your leafy greens. Typically this is a side dish that we associate with the holidays, but there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy this year round. By adding potatoes and a ton of cheese, we can turn this into a hearty side dish that is perfect for a dinner party or a weeknight dinner. Besides, is there a better way to eat your vegetables other than with a cream sauce and three different kinds of cheese? I think not. Get the recipe here.

Potato and Spinach Casserole

We’re always looking for ways to sneak more leafy greens into our meals. Going beyond a salad means looking for delicious and easy veggies that will make our family say “mmm-mmm” instead of “eww”. We figure topping the veggies with cheese will do just the trick and that’s why we love this side dish. When we serve this cheesy potato bake, everyone’s glad to eat all of their spinach! It’s not as rich and creamy as a typical gratin, but it still showcases the flavor of the cheese and potatoes. Get the recipe here.

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