Healthy Creamy Garlic & Spinach Alfredo Pasta

Healthy Creamy Garlic & Spinach Alfredo Pasta

Authorcukebook
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

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).

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

Ingredients

 1 lb Penne
 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted (olive oil works here)
 3 Garlic cloves, minced
 2 cups Spinach, fully packed
 2 tbsp AP Flour
 ½ cup Milk
 ½ tsp Black pepper, fresh ground

Procedure

1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

Add fresh ground black pepper and parmesan cheese, stir until the cheese is melted and incorporated nicely.

6

Toss hot pasta with sauce and serve!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/6

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 192.5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.1g11%
Saturated Fat 3.9g20%
Sodium 24.2mg2%
Potassium 166mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 23.8g8%
Dietary Fiber .5g2%
Protein 7.4g15%

Phosphorus 8.2%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

Ingredients

 1 lb Penne
 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted (olive oil works here)
 3 Garlic cloves, minced
 2 cups Spinach, fully packed
 2 tbsp AP Flour
 ½ cup Milk
 ½ tsp Black pepper, fresh ground

Directions

Procedure

1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

Add fresh ground black pepper and parmesan cheese, stir until the cheese is melted and incorporated nicely.

6

Toss hot pasta with sauce and serve!

Healthy Creamy Garlic & Spinach Alfredo Pasta

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