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Spinach Rice

Spinach Rice

Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups torn baby spinach
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 cup uncooked Minute® White Rice
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions
In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the spinach, water and parsley. Bring to a boil. Stir in the rice, salt and pepper. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 7-10 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Yield: 2 servings

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Spinach-Topped Tomatoes

Spinach-Topped Tomatoes

Ingredients
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach
2 chicken bouillon cubes
Salt
3 large tomatoes, halved
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions
In a large saucepan, cook spinach according to package directions with bouillon; drain well. Cool slightly; press out excess liquid.
Lightly salt tomato halves; place with cut side down on a paper towel for 15 minutes to absorb excess moisture.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the spinach, bread crumbs, cheese, onion, butter, egg, garlic, pepper and cayenne pepper.

Place tomato halves, cut side up, in a shallow baking dish. Divide the spinach mixture over tomatoes. Sprinkle with shredded cheese if desired. Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Spinach-Topped Tomatoes

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Southwest Spinach Strata

Southwest Spinach Strata

Ingredients
2-1/2 cups cubed day-old white bread
2-1/2 cups cubed day-old whole wheat bread
2/3 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup Southwestern-style egg substitute
2 cups fat-free milk
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
6 tablespoons salsa

Directions
Place half of the bread cubes in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with beans, spinach and half of the cheese. Top with remaining bread cubes.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg substitute, milk, cilantro and salt. Pour over top. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with sour cream and salsa. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Southwest Spinach Strata

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Southwest Spinach Strata
Southwest Spinach Strata

Ingredients
2-1/2 cups cubed day-old white bread
2-1/2 cups cubed day-old whole wheat bread
2/3 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup Southwestern-style egg substitute
2 cups fat-free milk
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
6 tablespoons salsa

Directions
Place half of the bread cubes in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with beans, spinach and half of the cheese. Top with remaining bread cubes.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg substitute, milk, cilantro and salt. Pour over top. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with sour cream and salsa. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Southwest Spinach Strata

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Creamy Restaurant-Style Tortellini

Creamy Restaurant-Style Tortellini

what you need
2 pkg. (9 oz. each) refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 cup milk
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
6 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 pkg. (6 oz.) baby spinach leaves
1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes

make it
COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.

MEANWHILE, cook milk and cream cheese in large skillet on medium heat 5 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) Parmesan and pepper. Add spinach; mix well.

DRAIN pasta. Add to spinach mixture; mix lightly. Top with tomatoes and remaining Parmesan.

kraft kitchens tips

SERVING SUGGESTION Serve this delicious dish with a crisp, mixed green salad for a simple, yet sophisticated, meal.

SPECIAL EXTRA For a change of pace, add 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper and the zest of 1 lemon to sauce with the Parmesan and black pepper.

SPECIAL EXTRA Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread.

Recipe found here: Creamy Restaurant-Style Tortellini

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Spinach Rice

Spinach Rice

Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups torn baby spinach
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 cup uncooked instant rice
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions
In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the spinach, water and parsley. Bring to a boil. Stir in the rice, salt and pepper. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 7-10 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Spinach Rice

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Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken

Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken

Ingredients
3 cups fresh baby spinach
1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
3 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon rotisserie chicken seasoning
2 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese, halved

Directions
In a large skillet, saute the spinach, mushrooms, onions and pecans in oil until mushrooms are tender. Set aside and keep warm.

Sprinkle chicken with seasoning. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.

Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.

Top with cheese. Cover and grill 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. To serve, top each chicken breast with reserved spinach mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken

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