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Spinach Mushroom Pasta

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker
Total time 20 mins
Yield Serves 4
This healthy spinach mushroom pasta dish is a popular choice for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.  Hearty whole-wheat pasta is quite filling, and a full pound of sliced mushrooms makes this dinner truly satisfying. 

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound sliced mushrooms
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 cups lightly packed spinach
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 537
  • caloriesfromfat 45 %
  • protein 24 g
  • fat 27 g
  • satfat 13 g
  • carbohydrate 57 g
  • fiber 13 g
  • sodium 469 mg
  • cholesterol 59 mg

How to Make It

  1. Boil 2 qts. water in a large pot and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large serving bowl.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan, add garlic and mushrooms, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add cream cheese and milk and heat until boiling, stirring often. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then pour over pasta. Sprinkle with chives and serve with parmesan on the side.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.