Creamy Garlic & Spinach Alfredo Pasta

Mouth-watering low sodium alfredo pasta with garlic and spinach. Impress your friends and family with this low sodium alfredo sauce mixed with ziti, garlic, and spinach.

low sodium spinach Alfredo recipe
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Healthy Creamy Garlic & Spinach Alfredo Pasta

5 from 3 votes
Sodium 98 mg
Potassium 291 mg
Phosphorus 212 mg
Protein 13 g
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
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.

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).

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 358 kcal

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb Penne
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter ( Olive oil will work as well)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 cup Spinach
  • 2 tbsp AP Flour
  • 1 cup Unsalted Chicken Stock (Unsalted Vegetable stock will work as well)
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Low sodium parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper, fresh ground

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!

4 thoughts 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!!!!!!

    • Morgan,

      Look for low-fat parmesan cheese. It’s almost always also the lowest in sodium. You can expect around 80mg/serving to be around the lowest you’ll find.

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