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
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
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.
Ace! 3 ingredients and voila!
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
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.
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!
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! ;)
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!
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 :)