Recipes

Side Dishes

Quick Spinach Italiano

You can whip up this side dish in about 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound frozen spinach leaves (cut, not chopped, works best), partially thawed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese (available in bags and tubs)

Preparation:

  1. Add olive oil to large, nonstick frying pan or skillet and heat oil until hot, but not smoking, over medium heat. Add garlic; saute for 30 seconds or so.
  2. Stir in the spinach leaves; saute for a few minutes or until spinach is tender.
  3. Add pepper to taste. Sprinkle Parmesan over the top and serve.

Yield:
4 servings

Nutritional Information:
Nutritional Information Per serving: 79 calories, 4 g protein, 5 g carbohydrate, 5.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 1 mg cholesterol, 3.5 g fiber, 98 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 59%.

© 2006 Elaine Magee


Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2006




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