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Spinach Parmesan Pasta

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This easy 30 minute meal only takes 5 ingredients to make!

It’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time.

Plus most of the ingredients are ones I always have on hand.

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Here’s what you need to make Spinach Parmesan Pasta:

  • Pasta (I used bow-tie pasta)
  • Fresh spinach
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Butter

How to make it:

Start by weighing out the pasta. I used 8 ounces of uncooked bow-tie pasta.

Boil water in a large pot. Add some salt and the uncooked pasta. Let it cook according to the package instructions until it is al dente.

When the noodles are done cooking reserve 1 cup of the pasta water, then drain the noodles.

Using the same large pot melt butter on medium heat then add the minced garlic. Let that cook for one minute.

Add the cooked pasta and spinach to the pot. Give it a good stir then add some of the pasta water. I usually use about 1/2 cup.

Next add in the Parmesan cheese. At this point I try a noodle and add some salt and black pepper.

That’s all there is to this easy pasta recipe!

My daughter loves to top hers with red pepper flakes.

This recipe makes four servings. Each serving is about 1 cup. You could change it to 6 servings to lower the points.

The pasta goes great with baked chicken or fish!

Spinach Parmesan Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Yield: 4 servings (approximately 1 cup per serving)

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  • 8 oz. uncooked bow-tie pasta (or pasta of choice)
  • 5 oz. fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  1. Add the pasta to a large pot of boiling water. Cook according to the directions, until the pasta is al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water then drain the pasta.

  2. Melt the butter in the large pot then add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute then add the cooked pasta and spinach to the pot.

  3. Stir together then add in some of the reserved pasta water. I usually use 1/2 cup.

  4. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and add salt and black pepper.

Here are some more WW friendly pasta recipes:

Angel Hair Pasta with Bacon and Garlic

Chicken Florentine Pasta

Pasta Primavera

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

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