Florentine Potato Gratin

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Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Bake: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

1 (1-lb., 4-oz.) package refrigerated potato slices
6 cups water
1 tablespoon salt
1 (12-oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
3/4 teaspoon pepper
8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Preparation

1. Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and set aside.

2. Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels.

3. Spread half of potatoes in a lightly greased, shallow 11- x 7-inch baking dish; sprinkle evenly with half of pepper. Spread spinach over potatoes; sprinkle with bacon. Top with remaining potatoes and remaining pepper.

4. Stir together cream cheese and sour cream. Dollop cream cheese mixture evenly over potatoes; sprinkle with shredded cheese.

5. Bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Simply Potatoes Homestyle Slices.

To lighten: Substitute turkey bacon for bacon, or reduce the amount of regular bacon; use reduced-fat cream cheese and sour cream.

Susan Runkle, Walton, Kentucky,

Southern Living

October 2006
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