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Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta

Angelina
These creamy tomato and spinach pastas are quick and easy to make. They leave me satisfied and full. This creamy tomato and spinach pasta which is much easier, is delicious and flavorful. This pasta is perfect for busy weeknights.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Servings 4
Calories 309 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ lb penne pasta
  • 4 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper optional
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Bring large-pot of water to boil on high-heat. Boil the pasta until it is tender for 7-10 minutes. Drain pasta into a colander.
  • Prepare the creamy tomato sauce while the pasta is still cooking. Chop the onion and mince garlic. Then Add the onion, garlic and olive oil in a large skillet. Cook on medium-heat for 3-5 minutes, or till the onions are soft.
  • To the skillet, add the diced tomatoes (with juices), basil, crushed red pepper, salt and some freshly cracked pepper. Mix well. Add tomato paste with 1/2 cup water. Continue to stir the sauce until it is well combined.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Cut the cream-cheese should be cut into small pieces and add them to the skillet with the tomato sauce. Stir the sauce with a whisk until the cream-cheese has fully melted. Then add in the Parmesan and continue to stir the sauce until it is melted into the cream-cheese.
  • Add the fresh-spinach into the skillet. Continue to stir until the spinach is wilted about 2-3 minutes. Add the pasta in the tomato sauce until it is coated. Adjust the salt and flavor to taste. Serve warm.
Keyword Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta