20-Minute Creamy Spaghetti Recipe With Fresh Spinach & Sundried Tomatoes by Donna John


20-Minute Creamy Spaghetti Recipe With Fresh Spinach & Sundried Tomatoes

Ready for another delicious sundried tomato pasta recipe? After making my caramelized cabbage pasta recipe, I had half a box of whole-wheat spaghetti noodles leftover. That didn't last long after seeing this creamy spaghetti recipe with fresh spinach and sundried tomatoes. This easy pasta dinner is on the table in about 20 minutes.

To make this creamy vegetarian pasta dish, you will need just a few ingredients. Here is your shopping list: fresh baby spinach, whole-wheat-spaghetti noodles, sundried tomatoes in oil, an onion, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, low-sodium chicken broth, ricotta cheese or sour cream, Parmesan cheese and optional butter. The Italian-inspired dinner cooks in about 15 minutes and has minimal prep.

Serve this quick and easy spaghetti dinner with your favorite side dishes. It would be delicious with broccolini, broccoli, green beans or a fresh garden salad

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Cuisine: Italian / American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

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Recipe Notes

  • If you don't like or have whole-wheat pasta, you can use regular pasta or even gluten-free pasta.
  • You could add some shredded or chopped cooked chicken to the recipe.
  • The original recipe called for sour cream. To me, ricotta seemed like a better choice so I used that. But use whichever you prefer. 
  • The butter is optional, but does add an extra layer of richness to the dish.
  • Instead of spinach, try this recipe with fresh kale.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the noodles into a pot of boiling salted water and cook until al dente, according to package directions.
  2. When the pasta is done cooking, add the spinach and stir until it wilts. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the sundried tomato oil over medium heat. Add the onion and julienned sundried tomatoes and cook, stirring, until onions soften, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  4. Turn up the heat to high and add the chicken broth. Cook, stirring, until it reduces, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the ricotta or sour cream, Parmesan cheese and butter, if using.
  6. Stir until smooth and combined.
  7. Add the spaghetti-spinach mixture.
  8. Toss to coat and combine the ingredients.
  9. Serve with more grated Parmesan and crushed red pepper flakes. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 376

Total Fat: 8.9g

Saturated Fat: 3.1g

Cholesterol: 12mg

Sodium: 270mg

Total Carbohydrate: 62.5g

Dietary Fiber: 10.2g

Total Sugars: 3.5g

Protein: 20.1g

Vitamin D: 1mcg

Calcium: 494mg

Iron: 8mg

Potassium: 1604mg

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