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SPECTACULAR! My new favorite quick meal! Unbelievable, tastes like I've spent a long careful time preparing. I only had lite cream cheese with no flavoring, so I heated some garlic, oregano and basil in the oil first. Then I added the spinach and when it was wilted, the cream cheese. I was also liberal with salt and pepper and finally, I added something extra: some feta cheese which I melted down right before I finished cooking it. Really unbelievable! EDITED TO ADD: After making it a few more times I found that adding about 2tsbp of water after adding the cream cheese helps the consistency, makes it less goopy and easier to spread and coat pasta

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Geca March 15, 2009

Mixed reviews at my house. I added roasted chicken and lots of pepper, and actually enjoyed it--I'd give it an almost 4......ease of coming together and pleasant enough taste. Husband wasn't impressed. Proclaimed it 1 ingedient too many. Maybe I have had 1 husband too many? ;-) haha

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Dallas Chef W/Out Time October 16, 2011

The sauce amount is nowhere near enough for 1lb of pasta! Shame on me for thinking the recipe proportions were correct. :(. I added some pasta water to the cheese/spinach mixture to help it melt together but when I mixed it with the pasta it was SO DRY. Sad.

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Sunipa K. June 27, 2016

Ace! 3 ingredients and voila!

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rosslare October 11, 2013

I initially found this a bit bland (perhaps it was my brand of cream cheese?) But after adding in a ton of spices and parmesan it really came to life

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sofie-a-toast June 30, 2013

Super quick and easy! You can literally have this dish made in the time it takes to cook the pasta. Who doesn't love that?!? I made a few minor adjustments. I used fusilli pasta and cut it down to about 10 oz. because I'm trying to reduce carbs in my diet. I'm not quite sure how much baby spinach I used because I had one of those big containers from Costco. I just filled up a big colander and ran some water over it. (I didn't even tear it into pieces.) Lastly, my Boursin was only 5.2 oz. I had a tub of whipped cream cheese in the fridge so I added a 1/2 cup to the sauce, along with 2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Salt-Free Garlic and Herb Seasoning and 1 tsp. red pepper flakes. Added the hot, drained pasta to the sauce, mixed it all up and dinner was served! Thanks for sharing this great recipe, cookie! I will definitely be passing it on to my SIL as she's always looking for quick meals to make for the family.

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rickoholic83 December 02, 2012

DELICIOUS!!!! I added basil, oregano, mushrooms, and shrimp. As for the cream cheese, I used 4 wedges of laughing cow spreadable cream cheese for three people. We all absolutely loved it!

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nbette March 04, 2012

This recipe is delicious! Makes a wonderful and easy dip! I baked mine in the oven until warm and bubbly then served it with tortia chips and pita bread for dippin! ;)

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SarahLeanne October 10, 2011

I just made this with rondel garlic herb cheese, fresh spinach, and angel hair. I think this would make a great light dinner or side dish. I can see how someone would think this is bland. I added a good amount of parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes to give a little more flavor as well as a bit of salt and pepper. I did also have to add a little water to it to thin out the sauce a little. It has a really good flavor and I think when I make this again, I will add green onion and chicken to it and make a chicken florentine! This is great! Thanks for posting!

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Mary N. April 12, 2011

I really really enjoyed this! I can see where someone would think it was a little on the bland side, but I did not. I prepared 1/2 of the recipe as I only had 5 oz of fresh baby spinach. The next time I prepare this, I may not use wet spinach. I feel there may be enough liquid from the cream cheese once it is melted. I did not have herb cream cheese, so I used plain cream cheese adding Onion Onion and Garlic Garlic which are Tastefully Simple spices/mixes. I also used whole grain pasta. I sprinkled a little bit of parmesan cheese on top and had a delicious meal! I will have the leftovers for supper tomorrow night and I bet the flavors of the spices I used will be even better! Thanks Cookiedog for a keeper :)

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Bobtail April 11, 2011
Herb Cheese and Spinach Sauce With Pasta