Country Ham Sauce

Serve this versatile sauce over hot cooked pasta or grilled chicken breasts, or offer it as a dip with chips.

Yield: Makes about 6 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup chopped country ham
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preparation

  1. Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Whisk in broth and whipping cream gradually; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in spinach, ham, and remaining ingredients; cook until thoroughly heated.
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