This might be one of the creamiest light pasta dishes you've ever had! The mascarpone cheese adds a richness to the spinach pasta that's unexpected--especially in a healthy pasta recipe.

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water.

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  • Transfer pasta to a large bowl; add garlic, shallot, mascarpone, spinach, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid. Stir until cheese has melted and mixture is combined, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add additional cooking liquid as needed to loosen sauce. Divide pasta among 4 bowls. Sprinkle with lemon zest and, if desired, crushed red pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; protein 23g 46% DV; carbohydrates 50g 16% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 13g 52% DV; sugars 8g; fat 16g 25% DV; saturated fat 6g 30% DV; sodium 604mg 24% DV.