Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Penne Pasta

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by for the love of veg

A lacto-vegetarian pasta dish using spinach, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and cream cheese to create a thick, delectable tomato sauce. The original recipe only called for cream cheese, canned pasta sauce, spinach, pasta, and parmesan cheese. I added the mushrooms to give the sauce more substance.

Top Review by Soobeeoz

Oh, yum! I made this for dinner last night and we loved it. Changes I made were to use Spaghetti Rigate, 100g of baby spinach leaves which I added right before the tomato sauce, Masterfoods All Purpose Seasoning, extra parmesan, and not having any fennel seeds I had to leave them out. Thank you for a great recipe I will surely make again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in skillet on medium heat and saute onions and garlic until tender.
  2. Add mushrooms and spinach and saute until heated through.
  3. Add herbs and spices. Mix well.
  4. Mix in tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes.
  5. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, cook penne pasta according to package directions in a large pot.
  7. Drain pasta and return it to the large pot.
  8. Stir in in parmesan cheese and light cream cheese. Mix well.
  9. Add prepared sauce to pasta and mix until well combined.
  10. Serve topped with extra parmesan cheese, if desired.
  11. Note: Spike seasoning can be substituted with another all-purpose seasoning, if desired.

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