Spinach and Pasta

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Spinach and pasta

Spinach and Pasta

Whole wheat pasta dressed up with spinach and reduced fat cheddar cheese.

Ingredients: 

  • 4 ounces uncooked whole wheat pasta (try bow ties or macaroni)
  • 2-10 ounce boxes frozen, chopped spinach
  • 3 tablespoons of Ranch dressing
  • 3 tablespoons shredded, reduced fat cheddar cheese

Directions: 

  1. Wash hands with warm water and soap. Wash fresh vegetables before preparing.
  2. Cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain and cool.
  3. Microwave spinach on high for 2-3 minutes until thawed. Drain well.
  4. Combine drained spinach, cooked pasta, and dressing in a casserole dish.
  5. Top with cheese and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes. Serve.

Servings: 

4

Prep and cook time: 

35 minutes

Nutritional Information: 

Calories, 205; carbohydrate, 28 g; protein, 9 g; fat, 6 g; saturated fat, 1 g; trans fat, 0 g; cholesterol, 2 mg; fiber 4 g; total sugars, 1 g; sodium, 380 mg; calcium, 180 mg; folate, 17 mcg; iron, 2 mg; percent calories from fat, 26%.

Recipe credit: 

Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH).