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 janae18

Makes 4 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Penne with Spinach Sauce

1 pound Brown Rice Pasta
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

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 183.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
507
Calories from Fat
95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.6g
16%
Saturated Fat
5.0g
25%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Sodium
595mg
25%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
87.1g
29%
Dietary Fiber
5.0g
20%
Sugars
1.0g
Protein
17.4g
Vitamin A 87% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 22% Iron 17%
* 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 vitamin A
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