Pasta and Spinach with Musrhooms is a flavorful pasta recipe that is made with a combination of meaty mushrooms mixed with whole wheat pasta spinach and garlic in a light buttery wine sauce. It’s vegetarian with a vegan option.
Why this recipe works
- It’s quick! From start to finish, you can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less, jump to the recipe.
- It’s packed with simple, healthy everyday ingredients, made in one pan on top of the stove.
- It is a filling, nutritious dinner that everyone will love and it’s customizable, see the recipe variations below.
Here is what you will need
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- Whole wheat or gluten-free penne pasta
- Fresh baby spinach
- Cremini or White Mushrooms
- Fresh Garlic
- Butter or olive oil
- White wine
- Sundried tomatoes
This pasta recipe couldn’t get any easier! Aside from cooking the pasta, everything is made in one pan.
You can use any shape of pasta that you like. I like penne or fussili because the vegetables and sauce stick to the ridges in the pasta.
Fresh baby spinach works the best in this recipe. You can substitute with 4 to 5 ounces of frozen and thawed and drained spinach which will not taste as fresh.
The mushrooms make this dish hearty enough so that you won’t miss the meat. we like to use cremini mushrooms, or a combination of white and cremini but any type of mushroom will work. Serve it all by itself or with a salad on the side for an extra serving of fresh vegetables.
Recipe Tips and Variations
For an even quicker dinner, wash, and chop the vegetables ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator in separate containers for up to two days. When it’s time to start cooking, they will be all ready to go.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three days. Freezing is not recommended.
Add Meat Toss in 1/2 pound cooked chicken or shrimp to the pasta with the spinach.
Change up the veggies – Replace the spinach with arugula, steamed broccoli, sauteed kale or zucchini.
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Nutrition information is provided by Nutrifox, an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only. Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates.