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Baked Pasta with Spinach, Lemon, and Cheese Recipe

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Submitted by alathomas

Makes 6 servings



Baked Pasta with Spinach, Lemon, and Cheese

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Pasta with Spinach, Lemon, and Cheese

10 ounce casarecce pasta or fusilli (short twisted spaghetti)
5 ounce fresh baby spinach
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cups chopped onion
1 1/10 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/4 cup)
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup (4 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 Cooking spray
3/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), divided

Recipe Directions for Baked Pasta with Spinach, Lemon, and Cheese

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. 2. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 minutes or until almost al dente, omitting salt and fat. Remove from heat; stir in spinach. Let stand for 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Drain pasta mixture well.

  3. 3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Add flour and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk. Gradually add milk and wine; cook 8 minutes or until sauce boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, salt, and rind. Remove from heat; stir in pepper. Add pasta mixture to onion mixture, and toss gently to coat.

  4. 4. Spoon the pasta mixture into a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle half of panko breadcrumbs over pasta, and top evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Sprinkle the remaining half of panko breadcrumbs over cheese. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 309.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.6g
15%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
712mg
30%
Potassium
479mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
63.8g
21%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
10.9g
Protein
20.0g
Vitamin A 50% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 39% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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