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Creamy Spinach Penne

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6 servings

A vibrant sauce made with spinach and roasted peppers gets its creaminess from cottage cheese in this easy penne pasta dish for six.

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  • Add spinach to large pan of boiling water; cook 1 min. Remove spinach with slotted spoon. Reserve water in pan for cooking the pasta. Rinse spinach with cold water; drain well.
  • Meanwhile, return water to boil. Add pasta; cook 10 min. or just until tender. While pasta is cooking, blend garlic in blender until minced. Chop spinach. Add to blender along with the cottage cheese and milk; blend until smooth. Blend in Parmesan and seasonings.
  • Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add spinach mixture and red peppers; mix lightly.

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Make it Easy

For easy prep, use pre-washed bagged spinach.


  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Low calorie
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Low sodium
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 4 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 3-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 1 Meat (L)

Nutrition Bonus

Rich in vitamin A, the fresh spinach adds vibrant color to this delicious, yet low-calorie and low-fat, main dish. And as a bonus, it also teams up with the roasted peppers to provide vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 330
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 400mg
Carbohydrate 56g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 130 %DV
Vitamin C 50 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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