Spinach and Goat Cheese Pasta

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"A quick side dish; or if you want something lighter and vegetarian for the night, this is perfect. A mix of garlic, lemon, spinach, onion, creamy cream cheese and goat cheese. Simply tossed and served. Can't get much easier. Some grilled fish, chicken or lamb chops is a nice recipe to accompany this. Or just some fresh veggies and bread makes for a nice simple dinner. It isn't a heavy sauce, but just a light combination which is a nice change."

Original recipe yields 4-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (305.7 g)
  • Calories 611.2
  • Total Fat - 16.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8 g
  • Cholesterol - 32 mg
  • Sodium - 538.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 102.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 14.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.4 g
  • Protein - 18.2 g
  • Calcium - 274 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 42.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Sauce ... As the pasta cooks, get everything ready, because this is a very quick cooking dish. In a large saute pan (you will be adding the pasta to this), add the olive oil, red pepper flakes, onion, and garlic. Bring to medium heat and cook the onion and garlic until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Have the cheese, broth and spinach ready to go too.

Step 2

Pasta ... Cook according to package directions. When the pasta is done (al dente), add the spinach, stir and remove immediately from the heat and drain. Set to the side. The heat from the pasta will cook the spinach.

Step 3

Finish ... Add the spinach and pasta to the pan with the olive oil, onion and garlic and toss. Add in the goat cheese, cream cheese, 1/2 of the warm broth (15 seconds in the microwave), lemon zest and juice and mix well. If you want it a bit creamier, add the remaining broth. Season well with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Serve ... Family style, garnish with extra parmesan and ENJOY! A very nice side dish or main dish.

Tips & Variations

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This is a great pasta and one we liked a lot . The goat cheese gives it a nice tang and the flavors together are so good. I served it with baked lemon chicken for one delicious meal!

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(15 Mar 2020)