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prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees . In a large saucepan, cook the spinach and 2 tablespoons water over medium heat until wilted, about 5 minutes; drain and transfer to a small bowl, reserving the saucepan. Let the spinach cool, then squeeze out the excess water; finely chop.

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  • In the reserved saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Brush the bread slices on both sides with half of the melted butter and arrange on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Toast in the oven until golden, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, add the onion to the butter in the saucepan and season with salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook over low heat for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and creamy, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup of the sauce. Add the spinach to the remaining sauce in the pot and season with salt and pepper.

  • Preheat the broiler. Divide the creamed spinach among the toasts and top with the ham and tomato slices; season with salt. Top with the reserved white sauce and the cheese. Broil until the cheese is bubbly, about 10 minutes.

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