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White Beans and Spinach Recipe

White Beans and Spinach Recipe

THIS RECIPE is a variation of one I received from my Italian mother. I've prepared spinach like this for years - especially since my children like it this way! It complements a variety of main courses, and whenever I serve it to guests, they really enjoy it. -Lucia Johnson, Massena, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 8 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained


  • 1. Combine spinach, water and garlic in a skillet; cover and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with salt, cayenne and nutmeg. Gently stir in beans; heat through. Yield: 2 servings.

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