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Spinach Potatoes Au Gratin

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings

"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.

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 whole milk
  • 1 cup 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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