Spinach, Zucchini, and Walnut Pasta
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1Calories379Total Fat15.5 gSaturated Fat2 gSodium200 mgTotal Carbohydrate50 gDietary Fiber5.5 gProtein12.5 g
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresRigatoni (or other pasta)4 ouncesOlive oil2 teaspoonsGarlic, minced1 cloveMedium zucchini, sliced1Spinach, packed4 cupsSalt1/8 teaspoonFreshly ground pepper to tasteWalnuts, roughly chopped¼ cup
  • Directions
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and set aside, reserving about ½ cup of the pasta water.
  • Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Add zucchini and sauté until slightly golden, 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn the heat down to low, and add the drained pasta and the spinach to the skillet. Toss with the zucchini until evenly distributed and the spinach is slightly wilted. Add some of the reserved pasta water if the mixture seems dry.
  • Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Top with the walnuts and serve.

  • Exchanges
    3 starches; 2 vegetables; 2 fats

    Side Suggestions: Crusty Bread

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