Scalloped Pumpkin and Spinach

Scalloped Pumpkin and Spinach

Scalloped Pumpkin and Spinach
from CookingLight

Ingredients:
6 cups cubed peeled fresh pumpkin (2 pounds)
Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups low-salt chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese, divided
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry

Preparation
Preheat oven to 375°.

Cook pumpkin in boiling water 8 minutes or until tender. Drain; set aside.
Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat; add onion, and sauté 7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove onion from skillet, and set aside.

Add flour to skillet. Gradually add broth, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat or until thick and bubbly (about 6 minutes), stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in salt, nutmeg, and pepper.

Combine pumpkin, onion, 1/4 cup cheese, and spinach in a bowl. Spoon pumpkin mixture into a 6-cup gratin dish coated with cooking spray. Pour sauce over pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over gratin. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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