Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Penne Pasta

Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Penne Pasta created by danakscully64

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.

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

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  1. lecole54
    For a quick, simple, relatively-easy recipe, this really delivers the goods!
  2. shaynalovespasta
    Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Penne Pasta Created by shaynalovespasta
  3. 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.
  4. lolablitz
    Really great, easy, cheap vegetarian recipe! DH liked a lot, 2 y/o DD loved, I enjoyed very much :) Omitted the onions because of DH, sauteed the mushrooms until fully cooked before adding garlic and spinach and added an extra clove or garlic. I used bottled pasta sauce (Classico Spinach and Cheese) for speed and ease. Next time I will probably try adding a little sherry to the mushrooms when they're sauteeing. Made homeade garlic bread (hamburger buns toasted with butter, garlic and parm) and salads. An A meal :) Thanks, for the love of veggies!
  5. danakscully64
    Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Penne Pasta Created by danakscully64
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