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Spinach Potatoes Au Gratin

 Spinach Potatoes Au Gratin
"This creamy mixture of sliced potatoes and spinach makes a pretty side dish," writes Edna Shaffer of Beulah, Michigan. "It may sound like it's labor-intensive, but it's not," she assures.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups thinly sliced red potatoes (about 7 large potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine potatoes and water. Cover and
  • microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until potatoes are tender,
  • stirring twice. Drain; set potatoes aside.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat butter on high until melted,
  • about 15 seconds. Add onion. Microwave, uncovered, for 30-60 seconds
  • or until tender, stirring once.
  • Whisk in flour until blended. Gradually stir in the milk. Cook,
  • uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes; stir. Cook 2-3 minutes longer,
  • stirring every minute, or until sauce is thickened and bubbly. Stir
  • in cheese and salt. Pour over potatoes. Add spinach and pimientos;
  • mix well.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated

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Spinach Potatoes Au Gratin (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • through, stirring once. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 233 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 521 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.