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Creamy Spinach Penne Recipe

Looking for an easy Creamy Spinach Penne recipe? Learn how to make Creamy Spinach Penne using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by saulitis1

Makes 6 servings



from 3fatchicks.com - i like to add shrimp to it as well

Recipe Ingredients for Creamy Spinach Penne

12 oz. fresh spinach leaves, stemmed
12 oz. penne pasta, uncooked
1 clove garlic
1 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp. dried basil leaves, crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Recipe Directions for Creamy Spinach Penne

  1. Place spinach into large pot of boiling water. Cook 1 minute. Remove spinach from water with slotted spoon, reserving water in pot for cooking pasta. Rinse spinach with cold water; drain well. Chop spinach; set aside. Return water to boil.

  2. Add pasta to boiling water; cook 10 minutes or just until tender. Drain well.

  3. Meanwhile, place garlic in food processor or blender container; cover. Process until minced. Add chopped spinach, cottage cheese and milk; cover. Process until well blended. Add Parmesan cheese and seasonings; mix well. Toss with pasta and red peppers. Serve warm.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 166.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
234
Calories from Fat
32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.6g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Sodium
475mg
20%
Potassium
477mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
35.3g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
0.9g
Protein
15.1g
Vitamin A 108% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 15% Iron 19%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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