Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Pasta


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.

Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Pasta
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 10 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti or bucatini

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages sliced fresh cremini mushrooms

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup half-and-half

  • 2 tablespoons white miso

  • 4 cups packed fresh baby spinach

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

464 Calories
17g Fat
66g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1½ cups
Calories 464
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 19g 38%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Vitamin A 3843IU 77%
Sodium 471mg 20%
Potassium 885mg 19%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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