Pasta with Spinach Cheese Sauce Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
CuisineCourse
MethodVegetarian
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Water3 Quart
 Fresh spinach16 Ounce
 Chopped garlic in oil1⁄4 Teaspoon (Or Minced)
 Plain non-fat yogurt/Plain low fat yogurt1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Nonfat cottage cheese/Low fat cottage cheese5 Tablespoon
 Powdered nutmeg1 Pinch
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Freshly grated parmesan cheese2 1⁄2 Ounce
 Dried linguine/Fresh linguine6 Ounce

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 496 Calories from Fat 103

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.7%

Saturated Fat 6.7 g33.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 57.8 mg

Sodium 743.5 mg31%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20%

Dietary Fiber 7.2 g28.8%

Sugars 3.5 g

Protein 38 g75.4%

Vitamin A 428.5% Vitamin C 106.4%

Calcium 67.4% Iron 46.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a covered pot, boil water and cook the pasta for 1 to 2 minutes for fresh pasta or follow packet instruction for dried pasta.
2) Pour off the water form pasta and drain well.
3) Rinse the spinach in cold water and discard the tough stems.

MAKING
4) In a steamer, steam the spinach with garlic until spinach wilts.
5) Pour off the water from spinach and drain thoroughly and press dry.
6) In the food processor, place yogurt, cottage cheese, nutmeg and black pepper.
7) Process the yogurt mixture until smooth.
8) Put in the spinach and process to puree.
9) Pile the pasta over the serving platr and top with spinach-cheese sauce.

SERVING
10) Serve hot dredged with Parmesan cheese
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