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Spinach Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

Spinach Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through, stirring once. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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.