Food n Flix Roundup: Popeye

Wowzer did I ever drop the ball this month, the month I was hosting Popeye for Food ‘n Flix. I have had some life changing things happen this month that have kept me from the kitchen, but all is okay now. The craziest part about it is I did make a dish for this month’s movie, I just didn’t like it enough to post it.


My favorite scene in the movie is the music break where the characters sing Everything Is  Food. And my favorite line from that is “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” I had decided to make a spinach turkey burger (it wasn’t very good and I never got around to doing it again.)

This movie had quite a few food references, hamburgers, spinach, sweet peas, olive oil, hamburger soup, fish – so many options!

So despite not having anything to show for myself this movie, I do have the roundup of all the amazing Popeye dishes that came out of the movie!

Turkey & Spinach Burgers

Our first Popeye inspiration was sent in by Amy of Amy’s Cooking Adventures. Amy shared this wonderful look Turkey & Spinach Burger recipe. Amy ties together three major food inspirations from the movie into these burgers: olives from when Olive Oyl spills the olives, spinach because Popeye, and Wimpy with the burgers. She even used the leftovers to make a delicious hash the next morning! I’ll pay you Tuesday for that (turkey)burger today?

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The next recipe was sent in by Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla. Despite not enjoying the movie, Camilla managed to muster together enough inspiration to make this delicious Spicy Spinach Chowder. Despite Popeye not liking his spinach, Cam’s boys do! And she used that spinach Popeye inspiration to make a delicious seafood and spinach chowder.


The next dish is Spinach Salad with Sweet Peas, Strawberries, and Maple-Balasamic Vinaigrette shared with us by Debra at Eliot’s Eats. Using inspiration from Popeye and his spinach and both Olive Oyl and Swee’Pea’s names, Debra created a delicious salad that seems perfect for these summer days.

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Our next recipe comes from our leader-in-chief who keeps Food ‘n Flix running strong, Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. Heather shared with us a bowl of Bacon Cheeseburger Chowder, “It’s a Soup Burger. These are difficult times . . . burgers can’t be choosers.” Heather had a ton of great ideas of things to make for this film, but this delicious chowder seemed to be the right one to run with!


Kimberly from Coffee and Casseroles shared the next dish: Garlic Mashed Potato Cake. This movie seemed to have pretty split results over whether people who liked it or not, with Kimberly on the side of not. Kimberly made these potato cakes as an ode to a veggie version of a fish cake. Despite not liking the movie much, these potato cakes look great!


The next recipe to share this month is Terri’s Impossible Spinach Quiche, originally posted at Our Good Life. Popeye and his spinach led Terri on a journey to her past, thinking about how she used spinach and even inspiring her to pull out a recipe for this quiche she had written down as a teenager! I love how Food ‘n Flix not only inspires new food ideas, but takes us down old memory lanes!


I am intrigued by Evelyne from CultureEatz‘s recipe this month, Ketchup and Beans Salad with Spinach. While watching the movie Evelyne wished she was tripping on acid (haha!) because of the trippy-ness of this movie. Her inspiration came from the spinach (of course) but also all the ketchup and mustard bottles throughout the movie. Because she had just read about the origins of ketchup, the inspiration hit hard and she made homemade ketchup to use in this delicious looking salad!


The next recipe came from Deb at Kahaki Kitchen: Pasta with Sweet Peas and Spinach Pesto. Deb made the spinach pesto to sneak in spinach for those who hate it, like Popeye himself! Popeye and his family (Olive Oyl and Swee’Pea) definitely inspired this one!

Popeye Hamburger Soup

Our last recipe is shared by Vicki from I’d Rather Be At The Beach. Inspired by the same inspiration as Heather, Vicki made a pot of Hamburger Soup. She didn’t enjoy the movie that much this time around, but at least it yielded good results!


Actually, we have one more recipe left! I somehow missed this entry, but Wendy from A Day In The Life on the Farm made Grilled Carrots with Redskin Potatoes. Despite all the talk about Popeye and his spinach, Wendy recognized the fact that Popeye actually didn’t like spinach and at the beginning of the movie had got some carrots instead. So Wendy ran with Popeye’s food choices on this one!

And that is our monthly roundup! I’m hoping I get my butt in line and start cooking my own meals to share with you all again. Maybe this month will do it for me. Kimberly at Coffee and Casseroles is hosting Hotel Transylvania 2. Go check it out! And make sure you continue to follow all the fun with Food ‘n Flix!




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