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Make this creamy mushroom and spinach pasta for an easy, healthy dinner. Be sure to save some of the pasta-cooking water as it helps the sauce emulsify.

EatingWell.com, September 2021


Credit: Jennifer Causey

Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Set aside.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are tender and beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Whisk together half-and-half, miso and 3/4 cup of the reserved pasta cooking water in a small bowl.

  • Reduce heat to medium; add the half-and-half mixture to the mushroom mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until the miso breaks down, about 1 minute. Add spinach and Parmesan; cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce slightly thickens and the spinach wilts, about 2 minutes. Add the pasta; toss gently to coat, adding more reserved cooking water if needed to reach desired consistency. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

about 1½ cups
464 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 17mg; sodium 471mg; carbohydrates 66g; dietary fiber 10g; protein 19g; sugars 7g; niacin equivalents 11mg; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 3843IU; potassium 885mg.