PointsPlus Spinach with Parmesan Breadcrumbs Recipe

PointsPlus Spinach with Parmesan Breadcrumbs Recipe
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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.

4
Servings
144
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.)

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
455µg
65%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
31mg
41%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
705µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
355mg
36%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
151µg
38%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
118mg
37%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
155mg
22%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
254mg
17%
Water
164g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.