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Creamy Pasta with Spinach

Creamy Pasta with Spinach

20 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
Serve this Creamy Pasta with Spinach at your next dinner party. Explore this recipe today and learn more about this simple (yet delicious) pasta dish.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
1 Tbsp. oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 pkg. (6 oz.) baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
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Let's Make It
1
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
2
Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 min. Stir in tomatoes; cook 3 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently. Add cream cheese and lemon juice; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended.
3
Place spinach in large bowl. Drain pasta, reserving 1/3 cup cooking water. Add pasta, reserved water, tomato mixture and 3 Tbsp. Parmesan to spinach; mix lightly. Serve topped with remaining Parmesan.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Special Extra
Add 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper to cooked tomato mixture along with the cream cheese and lemon juice.
Tip 2
Substitute
Prepare using rotini or mostaccioli.
Nutrition
Calories
260
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
13%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 200mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 32g
12%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 3g
6%
Protein 9g
18%
Vitamin A
40%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
10%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
8 servings, about 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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