PointsPlus Spinach with Parmesan Breadcrumbs Recipe

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PointsPlus Spinach with Parmesan Breadcrumbs Recipe
Spinach with Parmesan Breadcrumbs
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Spinach with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

A little bit of Parmesan and some breadcrumbs give a crunchy spin to this flavorful side dish. Serve as an accompaniment to chicken or fish dishes.

Ready in
15 m
4
Servings
83
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coarse fresh breadcrumbs, preferably from crustless French or Italian bread
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 pound fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and cook until golden, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan. Spoon the breadcrumbs into a small bowl and set aside.

Heat remaining oil in the same skillet. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, stirring, about 30 seconds. Gradually add ½ of the spinach to the skillet, tossing the mixture and adding more spinach as some of it cooks down.

Continue cooking and tossing, until the spinach is wilted and tender, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the skillet and repeat with the remaining spinach.

Return the cooked spinach to the skillet and add the salt and toss over low heat. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs. (Or toss with ½ of the breadcrumbs and sprinkle the remaining breadcrumbs over each serving.)

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
5%
Sugar
0.8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4.7%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Protein
7g
13%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
805µg
89%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
17.1%
Vitamin C
48mg
80%
Vitamin E
4mg
18%
Vitamin K
822µg
100%
Calcium
216mg
22%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
332µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
349µg
87%
Folic acid
10µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
27%
Magnesium
138mg
34%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
115mg
16%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
961mg
27%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
20.7%
Sodium
422mg
18%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11%
Zinc
1mg
7%

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