PointsPlus Spinach With Parmesan Breadcrumbs Recipe

PointsPlus Spinach With Parmesan Breadcrumbs Recipe
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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.
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)