Pasta With Creamy Spinach Sauce

niedziela, 2 lutego 2014

Pasta With Creamy Spinach Sauce

Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh spinach, stemmed
  • 1 -2 garlic clove (optional)
  • 1 cup nonfat cottage cheese or 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 lb ziti pasta or 1 lb penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 Bring large pot of water to a boil.
  • 2 Add 1 tablespoon salt and spinach- Cook 1 minute.
  • 3 Using slotted spoon, remove spinach (reserve water for pasta) and transfer to bowl of cold water.
  • 4 Drain and squeeze dry.
  • 5 Chop coarsely.
  • 6 Bring spinach water back to a boil. Meanwhile, in food processor fitted with steel blade, mince garlic if using.
  • 7 Add cottage cheese and blend until fairly smooth.
  • 8 Add cooked spinach and milk and blend until smooth.
  • 9 Add nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to shallow serving bowl.
  • 10 Add pasta to boiling water, stirring to prevent sticking.
  • 11 Cook until just tender, about 10 minutes- Drain well.
  • 12 Add pasta to bowl with spinach sauce and toss to coat.
  • 13 Sprinkle with Parmesan and toss again.
  • 14 Serve hot.

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