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Pasta With Spinach Cheese Sauce

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Ingredients
  Extra virgin olive oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), divided
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
  Chopped spinach 3 Cup (48 tbs), drained
  Low fat ricotta cheese/Cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Dried basil leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Spaghetti 3⁄4 Pound, uncooked
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Follow package directions to cook pasta, being careful not to overcook and drain well, saving 1/4 cup water.

MAKING
2) In a large skillet, sauté onion and garlic in 3 tablespoons of hot olive oil over medium heat until onion is tender.
3) Stir in spinach and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes until spinach droops.
4) In a covered blender container, blend spinach mixture, cheese, parsley, basil, lemon juice, pepper and nutmeg to a smooth sauce and leave aside, covered, to keep warm.
5) In a large bowl, put drained pasta and mix it with remaining olive oil, tossing pasta to coat well.
6) Blend the saved water from pasta with sauce.

SERVING
7) Spoon the sauce over pasta and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Blending
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Spinach
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
3

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