Green Goodness Pasta

I made this initially to be served alongside a parmesan-crusted cod that I wasn’t confident would turn out and I can usually rely on a good-ol’ spaghetti pasta-based recipe to do me right!

This simple (and quick) pasta is super yummy and, tho crafted as a side dish, is a great dish for a meal in its own right, too.

And… it’s perfect for getting crafty with toppings:

  • diced tomatoes
  • steamed broccoli
  • mushrooms (you will NEVER see me do this, but I hear others like them)
  • chicken breast
  • fresh basil leaves
  • crushed red pepper (YUM!)
  • grilled salmon
  • Pan-Seared Shrimp
  • chopped Roasted Zucchini

TIPS: To make it vegetarian, sub out the chicken broth for vegetable broth or stock.

Green Goodness Pasta Recipe

  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 10 oz fresh spinach leaves
  • 4 oz full-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 3 tsp minced garlic (about 3 large cloves)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  1. Fill a large stock about 1/2 way w/ water.
  2. Bring to a boil on high heat on stovetop then add 1 lb spaghetti, slowly pushing pasta down into water as it gets bendy.
  3. Cook on medium-high heat until at your desired tenderness, stirring occasionally.
  4. While spaghetti is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat on stovetop.
  5. Add 1 Tbsp EVOO and heat.
  6. Add 3 tsp garlic and sauté for 30 secs.
  7. Add 10 oz spinach – in batches – stirring constantly, and sauté until all spinach is wilted.
  8. Transfer wilted 10 oz spinach to food processor.
  9. Add to food processor: 4 oz cream cheese, 1/2 cup broth, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
  10. Purée in food processor until well blended into a sauce.
  11. When spaghetti is done cooking, drain, then return to stock pot.
  12. Pour sauce over spaghetti, then stir until well combined.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.2g21%
Saturated Fat 8.5g42%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 267mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 33.3g12%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g3%
Total Sugars 0.2g 
Protein 14.1g 
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 191mg15%
Iron 3mg18%
Potassium 304mg6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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