Creamy Tomato, Mushroom, and Spinach Pasta - Slender Kitchen
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Creamy Tomato, Mushroom, and Spinach Pasta

By Kristen Mccaffrey
  
adapted from: budgetbytes.com
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298
Calories 
53g
Carbs 
12g
Fat 
12g
Protein 
9
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(8 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Some nights a big bowl of pasta is all I want and with the right recipe I can make it work without fearing that my diet will go off the rails. Normally when seeking out pasta recipes I look for something with lots of vegetables so when I saw this delicious recipe for creamy tomato and spinach pasta from Budget Bytes I couldn’t wait to try it. It’s packed with lots of veggies – diced tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms – and then paired with a simple creamy sauce made from cream cheese. It also can be made in about 20-25 minutes so it’s perfect for a busy weeknight.

Prep Time

Creamy Tomato, Mushroom, and Spinach Pasta

38
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 8 oz. high fiber pasta (or whole wheat)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1.33 cups canned diced Italian tomatoes (not drained)
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 oz. light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup basil

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298
Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
19%
Saturated Fat 3g
14%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 13mg
4%
Sodium 404mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate 53g
18%
Dietary Fiber 8g
33%
Sugars 7g
Protein 12g

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking liquid.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 4-6 minutes until becoming translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes with juice, tomato paste, and red pepper flakes. Stir in the cream cheese and Parmesan. Stir to create a creamy sauce. Add the pasta water as needed to thin out the sauce, start with 1-2 tbsp. and add as needed.
  5. Add the spinach and cook 3-4 minutes until wilted.
  6. Stir in the pasta and fresh basil.
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Creamy Tomato, Mushroom, and Spinach Pasta
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  • Megan Eaton's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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    I substituted shirataki noodles for the pasta and upped the veggies! So tasty! Will definitely make this again!
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