5-Ingredient Spinach Parmesan Pasta

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 10 min 4
5-Ingredient Spinach Parmesan Pasta
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227 gm Pasta, Capellini/angel hair, dry
1 tbsp Butter, salted
3 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
6 cup Baby spinach
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 dash Salt and pepper (to taste)


Add the pasta to a large pot of boiling salted water and cook until al dente (see package for instructions). Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water. Set pasta aside.

Using the same pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in the pasta and spinach. Gently toss and cook until spinach leaves are wilted. If the pasta starts to dry out, add in some of the reserved pasta water. You will typically need  about 1/3 cup. Stir in 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese and toss until combined. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

Transfer pasta into a large bowl. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 287
Calories from fat 65
Calories from saturated fat 36
Total Fat 7.3 g
Saturated Fat 4.0 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 18.6 mg
Sodium 322 mg
Potassium 425 mg
Total Carbohydrate 45 g
Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
Sugars 2.3 g
Protein 11.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.1
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 1.5

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