Penne Spinach and Cheese Recipe

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Penne Spinach and Cheese Recipe

(Low-Fat Recipe)

Ingredients:  Serves 4

9 oz (250 g) penne

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small onion, peeled and chopped

2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

1 lb (450 g) fresh spinach, trimmed, well washed and torn into shreds

4 fl oz (115 ml) skimmed milk

4 fl oz (115 ml) vegetable or chicken stock

1 oz (45 g) grated Parmesan cheese

4 oz (115 g) cottage cheese

Freshly ground black pepper



Cook the penne and drain.  Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion and garlic in it over a moderate heat for 5 minutes, until the onion softens.  Stir in the spinach, milk, stock, Parmesan and cottage cheese, and season with pepper.  Bring to the boil, stirring, and simmer for about 3 minutes, until the sauce thickens.  Turn the penne into the spinach sauce and mix well until the pasta is coated before serving onto warmed plates.  A tomato salad sprinkled with chives makes a colorful side dish.  When fresh spinach is not available, you can use 8 oz (225 g) frozen leaf spinach, completely thawed and drained well before being added to the sauce.


Note:  The astringent spinach harmonizes well with the slightly smoky Parmesan in creating a delicious light sauce to coat the quill-shaped pasta.


Nutrient Value Per Serving:

365 calories

9 g total fat (3 g saturated fat)

55 g carbohydrates

0 added sugar

5 g fiber

480 mg sodium


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