Creamy Garlic & Spinach Alfredo Pasta

Please note: This recipe was submitted before our change to a whole-foods, plant-based diet.

 

5 from 3 votes
Absolutely mouth watering garlic and spinach alfredo recipe. By creating a simple compound roux with our garlic, we are able to create a beautiful, velvety alfredo sauce that is SURE to impress your friends. The best part about this recipe is that it's super easy to pull off and it can be thrown together in a short 30 minutes. The trick? If you're like me and follow a low sodium diet, then you know that a dish like this is normally pretty difficult to pull off. A lot of alfredo recipes use tons of milk or cream, instead we're going to be using a 2:1 ratio of stock to the milk, which will help cut back the sodium, and phosphorus for that matter (for the CKD peeps).
Per 1 cup
Sodium 98mg
Potassium 291mg
Phosphorus 212mg
Protein 13g
Calcium 98mg
Magnesium 52mg
Absolutely mouth watering garlic and spinach alfredo recipe. By creating a simple compound roux with our garlic, we are able to create a beautiful, velvety alfredo sauce that is SURE to impress your friends. The best part about this recipe is that it's super easy to pull off and it can be thrown together in a short 30 minutes. The trick? If you're like me and follow a low sodium diet, then you know that a dish like this is normally pretty difficult to pull off. A lot of alfredo recipes use tons of milk or cream, instead we're going to be using a 2:1 ratio of stock to the milk, which will help cut back the sodium, and phosphorus for that matter (for the CKD peeps).

Recipe Information

Servings:6 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup
Cuisine: Italian
Method: Boiling, Sautéing
Nutrients: Low Sodium

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Penne
  • 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted (olive oil works here)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 cup Spinach
  • 2 tbsp AP Flour
  • 1 cup Chicken or Vegetable stock, no salt added
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Low sodium parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper, fresh ground
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Creamy Garlic & Spinach Alfredo Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 291mg8%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1112IU22%
Vitamin B1 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 2mg10%
Vitamin B5 1mg10%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 49µg47%
Calcium 98mg10%
Copper 1mg50%
Folate 39µg10%
Iron 1mg6%
Manganese 1mg50%
Magnesium 52mg13%
Phosphorus 212mg21%
Selenium 50µg71%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Instructions

  • Start a large pot of water on high heat. Once boiling, reduce to a medium-high heat and add penne to pot. Stir occasionally so pasta doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • While the pasta is boiling you're going to add the butter (or olive oil) and garlic in a large pan. Over medium heat, sweat out the garlic for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Now we are going to make a compound roux. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Don't forget to stir often so you don't burn it.
  • Add the stock and milk, whisk until roux is incorporated, add spinach and cover. Bring mixture to a light boil, reduce to a simmer. Cook, stirring occationally, until your mixture thickens up nicely and your spinach is slightly wilted into the sauce.
  • Add fresh ground black pepper and parmesan cheese, stir until the cheese is melted and incorporated nicely.
  • Toss hot pasta with sauce and serve!
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1 thought on “Creamy Garlic & Spinach Alfredo Pasta”

  1. 5 stars
    Five stars Excellent. Served this delicious Alfredo over spaghetti squash which makes it very healthy and less in carbs and sodium. Plan to serve this once a week for dinner. Thank you!!!!!!

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