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

Jill Sauceman, Johnson City, Tennessee (cake layers only)
Recipe by Southern Living April 2005

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
Makes about 6 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels; set aside.

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  • 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.

  • 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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