Spinach & Artichoke Dip Pasta

Spinach & Artichoke Dip Pasta

1 Review
From: EatingWell.com, September 2019

If you've ever wanted to make a meal out of warm spinach and artichoke dip, this creamy pasta is for you. And here's what's almost as good as the flavor of this comforting dish: the fact that this healthy dinner takes just 20 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 8 ounces whole-wheat rotini
  • 1 (5 ounce) package baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • ¾ cup reduced-fat milk
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish, if desired
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, rinsed, squeezed dry and chopped (see Tip)

Preparation

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  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Combine spinach and 1 tablespoon water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. Add cream cheese and milk to the pan; whisk until the cream cheese is melted. Add Parmesan, garlic powder and pepper; cook, whisking until thickened and bubbling. Drain as much liquid as possible from the spinach. Stir the drained spinach into the sauce, along with artichokes and the pasta. Cook until warmed through.
  • Tip: If you can find frozen artichoke hearts, they also work well in this recipe. Thaw before using.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1⅓ cups
  • Per serving: 370 calories; 9 g fat(4 g sat); 8 g fiber; 56 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 26 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2,827 IU vitamin A; 17 mg vitamin C; 240 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 550 mg sodium; 397 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (57% daily value), Vitamin C (28% dv), Calcium (24% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1½ vegetable, 1 fat, ½ high-fat protein

Reviews 1

October 09, 2019
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By: Kelly
I made as listed and it was easy and yummy. I would use less garlic powder next time because it was a bit too strong. I think adding red pepper flakes to this would be good. I'll definitely be making again.
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