Creamy Spinach

This spinach side dish goes well with beef, ham or poultry. Our family enjoys it for any special dinner.

Yield

3 servings

Ingredients

3 bacon strips, diced
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups half-and-half cream
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

In a small skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp and onion is tender. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain and set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in cream. Bring to boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Reduce heat; stir in the spinach, salt, pepper, nutmeg and bacon mixture. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 cup) equals 417 calories, 35 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 795 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.

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