spinach parmesan with pasta

★★★★☆ 2 Reviews
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By Sena Wilson
from Lake Jackson, TX

Pasta dishes are always a hit at our house. This is a good recipe for those who favor vegetable dishes for dinner, or for others as a side dish. You can do it all in one pan! If you like bacon, crumble some cooked bacon on top for an extra treat. It is rich in flavor so serve with some homemade bread and you will have a full meal.

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Creamy, cheesy, easy, and quick. Just how we like a recipe! This will be great as a side or main dish. We added some bacon bits as Sena suggested and it really brought another depth of flavor. Try this with some grilled chicken too. It's so good!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 2 Reviews
serves 4 to 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spinach parmesan with pasta

  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 c
    cooked penne pasta
  • 2 c
    milk
  • 1 c
    heavy cream or half and half
  • 3 Tbsp
    flour
  • 3/4 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • pinch of fresh nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh Parmesan, grated
  • 9 oz
    frozen spinach, defrosted and drained

How To Make spinach parmesan with pasta

  • 1
    Melt the butter in a large sauté pan or skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until tender; add chopped garlic.
  • 2
    Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring to dissolve the flour. Add the cream, milk, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and cook over medium-low heat until sauce is thickened.
  • 3
    Add drained spinach (be sure all water is removed from spinach) and sun-dried tomatoes; combine all ingredients together.
  • 4
    Stir in 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese and mix sauce; add cooked pasta to sauce. Remove from heat.
  • 5
    Serve in a casserole dish and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese on top.
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