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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 303.5
  • Total Fat: 6.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.0 mg
  • Sodium: 410.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 58.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.7 g
  • Protein: 12.0 g

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Whole Wheat Penne with Spinach Sauce

Submitted by: WHATAGRL42

Introduction

From the Food Network by Giadia: Easy, delicious, and one dish that will have everyone raving! Wine pairing suggestion: A nice, chilled Pinot Grigio. From the Food Network by Giadia: Easy, delicious, and one dish that will have everyone raving! Wine pairing suggestion: A nice, chilled Pinot Grigio.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 pound whole wheat or multi grain penne
    3 garlic cloves
    2 ounces goat cheese
    1 ounce reduced fat cream cheese
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    6 ounces fresh baby spinach leaves
    2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the penne and cook until it is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes.

Mince the garlic in a food processor. Add the goat cheese, cream cheese, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and half of the spinach leaves. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Set the cheese and spinach mixture aside.

Meanwhile, place the remaining spinach leaves in a large bowl.

Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Spoon the pasta atop the spinach leaves in the bowl. Scrape the cheese and spinach mixture over the pasta mixture and toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the Parmesan over and serve.

Serving Size: 6 equally divided servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WHATAGRL42.






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