Spinach-Cheese Dumplings With Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Spinach-Cheese Dumplings With Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Servings: 6 Prep 40 mins Cook 20 mins

Ingredients

Dumplings:
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 36 wonton wrappers (3 x 3 inches)
Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Make It

Prepare Dumplings:

1. Blanch spinach in saucepan of boiling water 1 minute. Drain in sieve; press to extract all moisture. Combine spinach, Swiss and ricotta cheeses, nutmeg, salt and pepper in small bowl.

2. Lay out 6 wonton wrappers on clean, dry surface. Fill and fold wonton wrappers. Place each finished dumpling on a baking sheet. Cover with a damp cloth. Continue until you have 36 dumplings. The dumplings may be frozen, separated between layers of waxed paper, in a plastic bag or container for several weeks or refrigerated for up to 12 hours.

3. Bring a pot of salted water to boiling.

Meanwhile, prepare Sauce:

4. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots; cook 2 minutes, until softened. Add mushrooms; cook until moisture is released, 7 minutes. Add vinegar and half the parsley; cook until vinegar is almost completely evaporated, about another 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low; simmer to thicken, 5 minutes.

5. Cook dumplings in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or until they rise to the surface. (Frozen dumplings will take 5 minutes.) Remove dumplings with slotted spoon to a platter or individual plates. Add half-and-half and salt and pepper to skillet with mushrooms; heat through. Pour sauce over the dumplings. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 323, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 43, carb. (g): 39, pro. (g): 13, sodium (mg): 566, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.