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Creamed-Spinach Gratin

Creamed-Spinach Gratin

I tried this recipe cause i got a ton of fresh spinach during my last trip to costco! I would double the spinach so it would fill a small casserole dish! There was enough "sauce" for more!

Placing the creamed spinach in a casserole and topping it with sliced tomatoes gives thedish a bright, festive touch of red and green.

Yield

6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1  (10-ounce) bag fresh spinach
  • Cooking spray
  • 2/3  cup  chopped onion
  • 1/4  cup  tub-style light cream cheese
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  pepper
  • 1  cup  (1/4-inch-thick) sliced tomato
  • 1/4  cup  dry breadcrumbs
  • 2  tablespoons  finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°.

Remove large stems from spinach. Tear spinach into 1-inch pieces; place in a colander. Rinse spinach under cold water; drain. Set aside.

Place a large Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium heat until hot. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add spinach; cover and cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Add cream cheese, oregano, salt, and pepper. Uncover and cook an additional minute or until cream cheese melts. Spoon spinach mixture into a 1-quart gratin dish or shallow casserole coated with cooking spray. Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on top of spinach,and sprinkle with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutritional Information

Calories:72 (35% from fat)
Fat:2.8g (sat 1.4g,mono 0.3g,poly 0.3g)
Protein:4.2g
Carbohydrate:8.5g
Fiber:2.8g
Cholesterol:7mg
Iron:1.8mg
Sodium:265mg
Calcium:105mg
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