Spinach Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

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Spinach Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe
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Spinach Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

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"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.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/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 through, stirring once. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Spinach Potatoes Au Gratin in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 233 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 521mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

  • 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
  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.
Originally published as Spinach Potatoes Au Gratin in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p51

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 84183
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"As with all TOH recipes, this dish is sure a keeper. Am wondering, though, if a 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach could be used in place of fresh. Thank you for all replies."

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[email protected] User ID: 1202636 37761
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"I probably did not use enough potatoes as it was a tad runny. However, the combination of ingredients makes for a tasty side dish."

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 29356
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"We love spinach and potatoes so this hit the spot. It is pretty and quick to make in the microwave and the flavor makes this a keeper. It would go with anything but tonight it is going with steak."

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