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Parmesan Spinach and Noodles Recipe

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Writes Merrie Fischer of Gen Arm, Maryland, "I love this dish because it's so quick to fix...and it's versatile, too. Sometime I'll dress it up by stirring in cooked shrimp, crab, chicken or turkey for an elegant company meal."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces uncooked yolk-free noodles
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 286 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 544 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, place onion in a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for
  2. 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until tender. Add spinach; cover and cook on high for 2 minutes or until tender. Add spinach; cover and cook on high for 3-1/2 minutes or until spinach is thawed; stir.
  3. Add the soup, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, milk and seasonings; mix well. Cover and microwave at 50% power for 6 minutes or until heated through, stirring once. Drain noodles; add to spinach mixture and stir to coat. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Parmesan Spinach and Noodles in Light & Tasty October/November 2002, p9

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 286 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 544 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009

I already wrote a review but never did rate it. I make this often (this weekend again). :)

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2009 Edited Oct. 23, 2009

What an awesome recipe! I was looking for something new to use up spinach and found this, and I am SO glad I did. It's really great... thanks for posting it!

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