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Spinach-Pine Nut Pasta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


5 servings

“This is a fantastic recipe,” assures Katie Graczyk of Darien, Illinois. “It’s easy to prepare with a taste that rivals dishes served in fancy Italian restaurants.”


  • 8 ounces uncooked gemelli or spiral pasta
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), chopped
  • 8 ounces coarsely chopped fresh spinach
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1.6 ounces) Alfredo sauce mix
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, stirring in the tomatoes and spinach during the last 4 minutes of cooking time. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine milk and Alfredo sauce mix. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in 1/4 cup pine nuts and salt.
  2. Drain pasta and vegetables; toss with Alfredo sauce. Sprinkle with remaining pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 337 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 618mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.

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