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Creamy Spinach with Bacon Recipe

Creamy Spinach with Bacon Recipe

This spinach side dish goes well with beef, ham or poultry. Our family enjoys it for any special dinner.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:3 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a small skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp and onion is tender. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain and set aside.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in cream. Bring to boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Reduce heat; stir in the spinach, salt, pepper, nutmeg and bacon mixture. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 417 calories, 35 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 795 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.