Butternut Squash and Creamed-Spinach Gratin Recipe

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Butternut Squash and Creamed-Spinach Gratin
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  1. If using fresh spinach, bring 1 inch water to a boil in a 6- to 8-quart pot over high heat. Add spinach, a few handfuls at a time, and cook, turning with tongs, until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold water.
  2. Thoroughly squeeze cooked fresh or thawed frozen spinach in small handfuls to remove excess moisture, then coarsely chop and transfer to a bowl.
  3. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in an 8-inch heavy skillet over moderately low heat, then cook onion and garlic, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add onion mixture to spinach along with salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cream and stir to combine.
  4. Put oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 400°F. Butter a 3-quart shallow baking dish (13 by 9 inches; not glass).
  5. Cut squash to separate bulb section from solid neck section, then cut pieces lengthwise into 1/8-inch-thick slices with slicer.
  6. Layer squash and spinach mixture in baking dish, using about one fifth of squash and one fourth of spinach for each layer, beginning and ending with squash. Sprinkle top layer of squash evenly with cheese and dot with remaining 2 tablespoons butter, then cover directly with a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Bake until squash is tender and filling is bubbling, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove paper and bake gratin until browned in spots, 10 to 15 minutes, or broil 3 inches from heat, 2 to 3 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 269.11 Kcal (1127 kJ)
Calories from fat 119.11 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.23g 20%
Cholesterol 41.23mg 14%
Sodium 597.34mg 25%
Potassium 1780.73mg 38%
Total Carbs 35.76g 12%
Sugars 4.9g 20%
Dietary Fiber 8.19g 33%
Protein 8.52g 17%
Vitamin C 96.3mg 161%
Vitamin A 2.4mg 79%
Iron 7.4mg 41%
Calcium 294.4mg 29%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 62.05 Kcal (260 kJ)
Calories from fat 27.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.05g 20%
Cholesterol 9.51mg 14%
Sodium 137.74mg 25%
Potassium 410.61mg 38%
Total Carbs 8.25g 12%
Sugars 1.13g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1.89g 33%
Protein 1.96g 17%
Vitamin C 22.2mg 161%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 79%
Iron 1.7mg 41%
Calcium 67.9mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.7
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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