Spinach Nests

Spinach Nests

These beautiful spinach nests are made easy by wilting the spinach first, then forming into small nests before baking with a center of creamy Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

Makes

6

10 MINS

PREP

20 MINS

You'll need:

Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese
Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese
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Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 lb. fresh spinach leaves, cleaned, divided

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 oz. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cut into 6 pieces

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Servings
Serving size 2 Tbsp (31g).
Makes 6 servings..
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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Tip 1
Special Extra
Sprinkle each nest with cooked, crumbled OSCAR MAYER Bacon before serving.
Tip 2
Cooking Know-How
Spinach has dirt and grit in stems and leaves. To clean, fill sink with cool water and add spinach. Lift spinach out of water and shake off excess water. Drain sink and repeat.
Tip 3
Use the right equipment
Never cook spinach in aluminum pans. It will discolor and have an off-taste.
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Nutrition Bonus
The spinach in this low cholesterol side dish is loaded with nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins A and C and provides iron.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Place half of the spinach in water and salt in large saucepan; cover. Cook on medium heat 5 to 8 min. or until spinach is wilted, stirring often. Remove spinach with tongs; drain in colander. Repeat with remaining spinach. Cool slightly.
  2. Mix spinach and onion; divide mixture into 6 portions. Squeeze out excess water. Using your hands, form little "nests", making small indentation in center. Place nests in baking dish; place 1 cream cheese piece into center of each nest.
  3. Bake 10 min. or until heated through.
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