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Lemon Pasta with Spinach Recipe

Lemon Pasta with Spinach Recipe

Healthy spinach, garlic and lemon combine to coat angel hair pasta for a lovely side that’ll freshen any meal. —Charlene Anderson, Bonney Lake, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in butter until tender. Add the spinach, lemon juice and peel, salt and pepper; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.
  • 3. Drain pasta. Add to skillet; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 184 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 249 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.