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Spinach & Mushroom Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This penne pasta is jazzed up with sauteed mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes. Served with a creamy tomato sauce, this Spinach & Mushroom Pasta is the perfect dinner recipe for any occasion!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 oz. of baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of dry parsley
  • 2 teaspoons of dry oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of dry basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 6 oz. of fresh spinach
  • 2 tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 15 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 3 oz. of cream cheese
  • 1 lb. of penne pasta

Instructions

  1. Bring a large stockpot of water to a boil.
  2. In the meantime, heat a large saute pan to medium high heat. Add olive oil and minced garlic cloves.
  3. Saute for 30 seconds and add sliced baby portabella mushrooms. Saute for 8-10 minutes, until mushrooms are browned.
  4. Stir in dry parsley, dry oregano, red pepper flakes, dry basil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Next, add tomatoes wedges and fresh spinach. Stir, cover, and let saute for 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  6. Next add crushed tomatoes and cream cheese. Stir until cream cheese is melted.
  7. Add 1 lb. of penne pasta into boiling water and cook for 8-10 minutes or until al dente. 🙂
  8. Drain water from pasta and toss with spinach mushroom tomato sauce.
  9. Serve!

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