I saw her make this on Everyday Italian. It was delicious. We first had the truffled asparagus crostini. It was a green dinner. Next time will garnish with something red ;-)
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Penne with Spinach Sauce
Recipe By :Giada De Laurentiis
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Pasta Pasta Dishes
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 pound whole wheat or multi grain penne
3 garlic cloves
2 ounces goat cheese
1 ounce reduced fat cream cheese
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces fresh baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the penne and cook until it is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes.
Mince the garlic in a food processor. Add the goat cheese, cream cheese, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and half of the spinach leaves. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Set the cheese and spinach mixture aside.
Meanwhile, place the remaining spinach leaves in a large bowl.
Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Spoon the pasta atop the spinach leaves in the bowl. Scrape the cheese and spinach mixture over the pasta mixture and toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the Parmesan over and serve
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 272 Calories; 20g Fat (66.6% calories from fat); 18g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 60mg Cholesterol; 1797mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Fat.
Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0