Pasta with Creamy Spinach Pesto

Pasta with Creamy Spinach Pesto
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 124.7
  • Total Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.2 mg
  • Sodium: 55.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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Introduction

A flip on pesto sauce- this uses spinach instead of pesto. Unless you're like me; I add both spinach and basil! A flip on pesto sauce- this uses spinach instead of pesto. Unless you're like me; I add both spinach and basil!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Whole Wheat Spaghetti
    Fresh Baby Spinach
    Water
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Garlic
    Low-Fat Cream Cheese
    Lemon Juice
    (Optional: Basil, minced garlic instead of cloves)

Tips

I added 1 oz of reduced-fat Cream Cheese


Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil (use 1 teaspoon salt). Add pasta and cook as package directs until al dente, about 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, process spinach, water, oil, garlic and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt until smooth; set aside.

Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water and then drain pasta. Return pasta to pot; add cream cheese and stir until melted. Add pesto sauce and toss to combine, adding reserved cooking water if a thinner consistency is desired. Season with fresh lemon juice and salt, if desired. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.



Serving Size: 4

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALYSSA40.

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