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Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker Photo by: Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker

Spinach Mushroom Pasta

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. 

Sunset OCTOBER 2008

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Total:20 Minutes

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 537
  • Calories from fat: 45%
  • Protein: 24g
  • Fat: 27g
  • Saturated fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrate: 57g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sodium: 469mg
  • Cholesterol: 59mg
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