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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 242.7
  • Total Fat: 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.9 mg
  • Sodium: 369.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 9.5 g

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Spinach Ziti

Submitted by: SHAWNA718

Introduction

A departure from standard pasta with tomato sauce- Neufchatel Cheese is used in place of cream cheese and the nutmeg and crushed red pepper flakes give it a unique flavor! A great new way to "eat your spinach"!
Ziti or Penne pasta can be used.
A departure from standard pasta with tomato sauce- Neufchatel Cheese is used in place of cream cheese and the nutmeg and crushed red pepper flakes give it a unique flavor! A great new way to "eat your spinach"!
Ziti or Penne pasta can be used.

Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    2 cups Penne Rigate pasta
    14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, & oregano
    10 oz package of fresh spinach
    6 oz. of Neufchatel Cheese
    1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
    1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Directions

1. Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain, put back in pot, turn heat to medium/low.
2. Add can of diced tomatoes and red pepper flakes, heat through.
3. Cut up 6 oz. neufchatel cheese and stir it in, melting it into a sauce.
4. Add nutmeg.
5. Add the spinach one handful at a time, stirring it in and wilting it, until all the spinach is used.
6. Serve and enjoy! makes 5 servings

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHAWNA718.






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for posting this. It's one of my favorites. I bought all the ingredients but lost the recipe. You saved my dinner tonight! This is so yummy and doesn't taste low-cal at all. My kids LOVE it! One tip: chop the spinach before adding to the pot. - 5/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious dish. I did add a few green olives and topped it off
    with some Homemade Basil Pesto. Used fresh tomatoes, garlic flakes, and oregano. So good. Will be making again. - 9/24/10

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  • I LOVED this recipe! I only put half the red pepper and it was perfect on the spice for me. The next time I make this dish we will be added grilled chicken breast. Leftovers the next day were great! - 7/30/11

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  • This is so simple and tasty. I used whole wheat penne and only 1/8 tsp nutmeg (might leave it out entirely next time). You might want to reserve some pasta water to help wilt the spinach, as the mixture gets a little thick with 10 oz of fresh spinach. Next time I might used thawed frozen spinach. - 12/6/10

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