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    Spinach With Pesto Cream Sauce

    Spinach With Pesto Cream Sauce. Photo by The Spice Guru

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    25 mins

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    15 mins

    The Spice Guru's Note:

    My recipe for creamed spinach in a delicious pesto sauce.

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    Ingredients:

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    SPINACH

    • 2 (16 ounce) containers fresh Baby Spinach (Organics brand)

    BROTH

    SAUCE

    OPTIONAL FOLD-IN INGREDIENT

    Directions:

    1. 1
      PLACE contents of 2 (16 ounce) tubs Organics brand fresh baby spinach in large soup pot over medium heat; POUR 1/2 cup water evenly over spinach; TOSS spinach until evenly dampened.
    2. 2
      COVER pot; COOK spinach just until wilted, between 3-5 minutes, stirring once.
    3. 3
      RETURN spinach into colander in sink; DRAIN completely and let set until ready to use.
    4. 4
      INTO the medium saucepan ADD: 3/4 cup chicken broth, 1 tablespoon butter, 4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated lemon zest, 3/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, 1 dash fresh ground white pepper; BRING broth to gentle boil over medium heat.
    5. 5
      CHOP 1/2 medium sweet Vidalia onion; MINCE 4 fresh garlic cloves; ADD both to the saucepan with broth mixture; GRATE 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon zest; SQUEEZE 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice. ADD all to broth mixture; REDUCE heat slightly.
    6. 6
      SIMMER uncovered until onion is almost transparent; REDUCE heat to low.
    7. 7
      STIR in 1/2 cup light cream cheese spread (up to 8 ounces) and 1/3 cup (or more) fresh deli basil pesto into the saucepan mixture, FOLD together gently until cream cheese has melted and the sauce is consistent and creamy (STIR 2 tablespoons heavy cream now if a richer sauce is desired); SEASON sauce to taste now, if necessary.
    8. 8
      REMOVE drained cooled spinach from colander; CHOP spinach coarsely.
    9. 9
      FOLD spinach into sauce mixture until thoroughly blended (FOLD in 2-4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese now, if desired, one tablespoon at a time, gradually until blended).
    10. 10
      SERVE and ENJOY.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spinach With Pesto Cream Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (228 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 146.1
     
    Calories from Fat 86
    59%
    Total Fat 9.6 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 5.7 g
    28%
    Cholesterol 27.3 mg
    9%
    Sodium 518.0 mg
    21%
    Total Carbohydrate 10.4 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
    20%
    Sugars 2.3 g
    9%
    Protein 8.2 g
    16%

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