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Nutritional Recipes

Spinach & Mushroom Pasta

Written by COA Nutrition Team On June 6, 2017

This is a clean, simple and super flavorful recipe that is quick to make and doesn’t require too much of your “chef skills”. It’s a great option for a vegetarian main dish or to be served as a side for a roast beef or grilled fish dinner.


·     12 oz. whole wheat pasta (whatever shape you like)

·      1 tablespoon olive oil

·      3 cloves garlic, minced

·      1 cup onion, chopped

·      1 tablespoon fresh thyme

·      4 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced (shiitake, or cemini or, portobello etc.)

·      2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

·      2 cups milk

·      2 cups fresh spinach, rinsed well & chopped

·      1⁄2 cup fresh basil, chopped

·      1 teaspoon salt

Fresh ground pepper and freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. In large non-stick pan over med-high heat, cook garlic, onion& thyme in oil for about a minute.


  1. Add mushrooms, cook about 8 minutes, stirring often, until the mushrooms begin to brown& their juices begin to run.


  1. Sprinkle with flour & stir about one minute, then slowly begin to add the milk, and bring to the boil, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.


  1. Stir in the spinach, basil, salt & pepper and cook until the spinach begins to wilt. Toss sauce with cooked pasta & grate fresh Parmesan cheese over individual servings.


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