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Cheesy Fish Fillets with Spinach Recipe

Cheesy Fish Fillets with Spinach Recipe

If you have trouble coaxing children to eat spinach, this fast-to-fix dish might be the solution. The cheese sauce works for me every time!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • Dash nutmeg
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Dash white pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar or shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pound cod, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Paprika

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, melt butter. Stir in the flour, bouillon, nutmeg, cayenne and white pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the cheddar cheese until melted; set aside.
  • 2. Place spinach in an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Arrange fish on spinach; sprinkle with salt. Spoon sauce over top.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and paprika; bake 5 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sole fillet equals 307 calories, 16 g fat (0 saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 860 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.