Pasta with Spinach Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta with spinach sauce recipe? Learn how to make Pasta with spinach sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lkcrawford86

Makes 6 servings



Whole wheat pasta tossed in a homemade garlic, goat cheese and spinach sauce with fresh whole leaf spinach.

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta with spinach sauce

3/4 lb. whole wheat pasta
2 cloves garlic
2 oz. goat cheese
1 oz. fat free cream cheese
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
6 oz. fresh spinach

Recipe Directions for Pasta with spinach sauce

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the pasta and cook until it is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally.

  2. Mince the garlic in a food processor. Add the goat cheese, cream cheese, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and half of the spinach leaves. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Set the cheese and spinach mixture aside.

  3. Meanwhile, place the remaining spinach leaves in a large bowl.

  4. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the water. Spoon the pasta atop the spinach leaves in the bowl. Scrape the cheese and spinach mixture over the pasta mixture and toss to coat, adding enough reserved water to moisten. Season the pasta to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese if desired, and serve.

Categories

Pasta, Side Dish, Italian, Boil, Puree

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 101.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
251
Calories from Fat
32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.6g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
384mg
16%
Potassium
397mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
44.3g
15%
Dietary Fiber
5.7g
23%
Sugars
2.2g
Protein
10.4g
Vitamin A 56% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 7% Iron 16%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in vitamin A
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