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Penne with Spinach Sauce Recipe

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


Submitted by pizzor

Makes 6 servings



From Giada da De Laurentiis on Food Network

Recipe Ingredients for Penne with Spinach Sauce

1 pound whole wheat penne
3 garlic cloves
2 ounces goat cheese
1 ounce reduced fat cream cheese
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces fresh baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan

Recipe Directions for Penne with Spinach Sauce

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the penne and cook until it is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes.

  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 cooking liquid. 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 cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the Parmesan over and serve.

Categories

Cheese, Pasta, Vegetables, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 122.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
324
Calories from Fat
58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.4g
10%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
408mg
17%
Potassium
173mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
55.3g
18%
Dietary Fiber
8.7g
35%
Sugars
0.7g
Protein
16.9g
Vitamin A 58% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 17% Iron 26%
* 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
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
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