Spinach Pecan Bake

I discovered this recipe while I was on a hunt for a different kind of vegetable dish to serve. I tried it and declared it a winner. The guests I first served this to also raved, so it has a permanent spot in my recipe file.

Yield

6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup butter, cubed
3 (10 ounces each) packages frozen leaf spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Topping Ingredients

1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F; (177°C). Grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. In a large bowl, combine the onion, spinach, cream, pecans, bread crumbs, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over the spinach mixture.

Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 each) equals 194 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 491 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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