Creamy Spinach-mushroom Pasta
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size½ recipeCalories495Total Fat14 gSaturated Fat4.5 gSodium593 mgTotal Carbohydrate71 gDietary Fiber3 gProtein23.5 g
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresOlive oil1 tablespoonGarlic cloves, thinly sliced2Mushrooms, cleaned and sliced4 ouncesFresh fettucini (or other fresh pasta)8 ouncesPacked fresh spinach4 cupsLight garlic and herb spreadable cheese1/3 cup (about 3 ounces)Low-fat milk¼ cupSalt¼ teaspoonFresh ground pepper to taste
  • Directions
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. When done, reserve ¼ cup of water, drain the rest, and set pasta aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, until just soft and fragrant. Add mushrooms, stir, cover, and cook for about 3-4 minutes, until mushrooms are soft.
  • Add spinach to the skillet and stir until just wilted. Reduce the heat to low and mix in the garlic and herb cheese and milk.
  • Turn off the heat and add the pasta to the skillet and toss until well-mixed. If pasta dish seems dry, add reserved pasta water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until creamy. Season with ¼ teaspoon of salt fresh ground pepper to taste.

  • Exchanges
    4 starches; 1 lean meat substitute; 2 vegetables; 2 fats

    Side Suggestions: Classic Tossed Salad
    Toss mixed greens with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, olive oil, and vinegar.

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