Scalloped Pumpkin and Spinach

HOWARD L. PUCKETT

Serve a fun fall side dish packed with the earthy flavors of fresh pumpkin, ground nutmeg, and spinach. Shredded Swiss cheese adds creamy texture to the savory casserole.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 189
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 5.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 13.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 25.6g
  • Fiber: 5.2g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 421mg
  • Calcium: 377mg

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cubed peeled fresh pumpkin (2 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cook pumpkin in boiling water 8 minutes or until tender. Drain; set aside.
  3. Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat; add onion, and sauté 7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove onion from skillet, and set aside.
  4. Add flour to skillet. Gradually add broth, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat or until thick and bubbly (about 6 minutes), stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in salt, nutmeg, and pepper.
  5. Combine pumpkin, onion, 1/4 cup cheese, and spinach in a bowl. Spoon pumpkin mixture into a 6-cup gratin dish coated with cooking spray. Pour sauce over pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over gratin. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Note:

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