Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

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Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes, a decadent cream sauce mixed with sweet tomatoes and tender spinach.

You may want to add Cheesy Garlic Bread if serving as an entree’. For a side, serve creamy pasta with Rosemary Lemon Chicken or Sweet Heat Chicken Kabobs.

Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

This simple pasta with fresh veggies is a quick, tasty weeknight meal that takes less than 30 minutes to perfect. Everyone in the family will love the fresh veggie selection.

Easily add in chicken or sub other veggies into the recipe to make it your own.

This creamy, light, and fresh pasta recipe is a deliciously simple dinner or side dish that comes together in just 30 minutes.

Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

  1. Here are a few tips to make the best pasta. Salt the pasta water. This adds flavor to the pasta. Use one tablespoon of salt for every six cups of water.
  2. Cook the pasta until al dente according to the package directions. After mixing with the hot cream sauce, the pasta will cook a little. Cooking it al dente prevents soggy pasta.
  3. Save some cooked pasta water. Once tossed with the pasta, add it back to help loosen up the sauce, if needed. It also adds a bit of flavor.

Ingredients

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  • 6 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 9 ounces spinach
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • ½ small red onion sliced
  • 5 ounces grape tomatoes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • basil for garnish

VARIATIONS

  • Add a protein like chicken or shrimp.
  • Try Swiss chard or kale instead of spinach.
  • Add more vegetables. Zucchini, asparagus, corn, and English peas are good.
Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

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Please remember that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.

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Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

This pasta recipe is creamy, light, and fresh. A super deliciously simple dinner or side dish that comes together in just 30 minutes.
Author: Paula
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic clove minced
  • 9 ounces spinach
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • ½ small red onion sliced
  • 5 ounces grape tomatoes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • basil for garnish

Instructions

  • Boil water and cook pasta according to directions. Save ½-1 cup of the pasta water for cream sauce.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat up 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.
  • Once heated add mushrooms for 4 minutes stirring constantly.
    Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes
  • Add red onion & grape tomatoes to mushrooms for 4 minutes.
    Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes
  • Add garlic, once fragrant (about 2 minutes), add spinach and stir until wilted. Take off heat.
  • In a separate saucepan, add ½ cup of pasta water, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese. Combine over low-medium heat. Use more pasta water if you prefer to have a looser sauce.
    Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes
  • Combine drained pasta into the skillet with veggies, toss in the cream sauce.
    Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes
  • Add salt & pepper to taste. Garnish and serve.
    Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

Nutrition

Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 795mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6755IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 3mg
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