Spinach Mushroom Pasta

Spinach Mushroom PastaRecipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker
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. 

Yield:

Serves 4
Total time: 20 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.