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    Linguini With Creamy Spinach

    Linguini With Creamy Spinach. Photo by Laureen in B.C.

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    40 mins

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    20 mins

    Kim D.'s Note:

    This makes a wonderful meatless main dish or a side dish. I adopted this recipe from Recipezaar in August 2006. I've since made this for my family and they loved it; however, I did made one minor change to the recipe. The original recipe did not call for garlic, but I felt it would have been bland without it. --NOTE-- Frozen spinach can be used. Just thaw, rinse and squeeze water from spinach very well before adding to the skillet of butter.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Remove any tough stems from the fresh spinach.
    2. 2
      In large frying pan, melt butter over low heat.
    3. 3
      Add green onions and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add spinach and salt and stir until wilted.
    5. 5
      Simmer until liquid evaporates from spinach, about 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      In large pot of boiling water, cook linguini according to package directions.
    7. 7
      Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
    8. 8
      Drain linguini and toss with 3/4 cup of pasta water, spinach mixture, cream cheese, parsley, and ground pepper.
    9. 9
      If sauce seems too thick, add the rest of the reserved pasta water, otherwise you can throw out the remaining 1/4 cup pasta water.
    10. 10
      Salt to taste.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 11, 2013

      35

      we thought this was a bit bland. if i make it again I will add some spices, but it was quick to put together.

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    • on October 31, 2012

      55

      This was excellent! You could easily add chicken strips if you wanted meat in it.

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    • on March 28, 2008

      25

      This recipe is edible. That's the best I can say about it. The use of cream cheese makes the sauce sticky and if you follow the directions and start the pasta when it says to, you really have enough time to make a bachelmel sauce or even a straight cream sauce. I will not make this again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Linguini With Creamy Spinach

    Serving Size: 1 (228 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 541.6
     
    Calories from Fat 192
    35%
    Total Fat 21.3 g
    32%
    Saturated Fat 11.8 g
    59%
    Cholesterol 59.8 mg
    19%
    Sodium 766.2 mg
    31%
    Total Carbohydrate 70.0 g
    23%
    Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
    19%
    Sugars 4.1 g
    16%
    Protein 18.3 g
    36%

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