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Spinach and Potatoes
3 Tablespoons Butter
1 Large Onion, Chopped
3 (3 Ounce) Packages Pancetta Bacon, Finely Chopped
6 Large Potatoes, Peeled And Thinly Sliced
Kosher Salt And Pepper To Taste
2 (10 Ounce) Packages Frozen Chopped Spinach, Thawed And Drained
6 Cups Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
1 Pint Heavy Cream
Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking dish.
Step 2 Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion and pancetta until onion is tender and pancetta is cooked through.
Step 3 Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and combine. Pour into the baking dish.
Step 4 Cover, and bake 1 hour in the preheated oven. Uncover, and continue baking 30 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned. 12 Servings
Creamed Spinach Casserole
6 Teaspoons Salted Butter
1 Cup Italian-Seasoned Bread Crumbs
3 (9 Ounce) Packages Frozen Chopped Spinach\Squeezes Dry
6 Tablespoons Water
½ Cup Cream, Or As Needed
4 Tablespoons Salted Butter
3 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
1 Small Chopped Onion; Fine Chopped
4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Cups Shredded Jalapeno Jack Cheese
3 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
Kosher Salt And Ground Black Pepper To Taste
Step 1 Melt butter in a skillet over low heat. Add bread crumbs. Cook and stir until butter is incorporated into the bread crumbs. Remove from skillet and set aside.
Step 2 Place spinach in a microwave-safe baking dish. Add water. Cover and cook on high for 7 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Drain over a measuring cup. Add enough cream to make 1/2 cup. Set aside.
Step 3 Melt butter in the skillet. Add flour and cook, stirring continuously, until mixture turns paste-like. Add onion and cook, stirring constantly until soft and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Slowly add milk mixture, stirring constantly. Mix in cheese, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Add spinach and cook until well incorporated, 4 to 6 minutes.
Step 4 Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler.
Step 5 Place spinach mixture in a large greased baking dish, top with bread crumbs, and place under the broiler until bread crumbs are golden, about 5 minutes. 6 servings
Grilled Baked Potatoes
5 Large Baking Potatoes, Quartered
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Teaspoons Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
2 Teaspoons Dried Rosemary
Sea Salt To Taste
Step 1 Place the potatoes into a large pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, or until tender.
Step 2 Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Drain potatoes and toss with olive oil, black pepper, rosemary and salt to taste.
Step 3 Place the potatoes skin-side down over indirect heat on the grill and reserve liquid. Grill for about 15 minutes. Remove potatoes to a serving plate and sprinkle with the reserved olive oil mixture.