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Baked Spinach And Cheese Dumplings

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  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce, thawed (1 Package)
  Fat free ricotta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fat free egg substitute 6 Tablespoon
  Whole wheat flour 6 Tablespoon
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Fresh mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound, thinly sliced
  Plum tomatoes 3 , chopped
  Dried basil 1 Teaspoon

1 Put the spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg substitute, whole-wheat flour, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and the nutmeg in a food processor and process until the mixture forms a paste. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and refrigerate, covered, until thick enough to hold its shape, at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
2 Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop the spinach mixture by 20 heaping tablespoonfuls into the water. Reduce the heat and simmer until the dumplings are slightly firm and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer the dumplings with a slotted spoon to a 9-inch square baking dish and discard the water. Set the baking dish aside.
3 To make the sauce, spray a large nonstick saucepan with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until the onion softens, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms have released then reabsorbed their liquid, about A minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, basil, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes soften, about 5 minutes. 4 Pour the sauce over the dumplings and bake until the sauce is bubbly and the dumplings are heated through, about 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 997 Calories from Fat 208

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.7%

Saturated Fat 12.2 g61.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 54.9 mg18.3%

Sodium 3461 mg144.2%

Total Carbohydrates 128 g42.8%

Dietary Fiber 29.1 g116.2%

Sugars 21.3 g

Protein 85 g169.6%

Vitamin A 610.9% Vitamin C 198.7%

Calcium 242% Iron 116.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Baked Spinach And Cheese Dumplings Recipe