AZ Health Zone/ Dinner

Spinach Pasta

Spinach Pasta

AZ Health Zone
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Medium Skillet
  • Stove


  • Ingredients
  • 6 ounces uncooked pasta penne, spirals, or macaroni
  • ½ cup onion peeled and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • ¾ Teaspoon dried basil optional
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 medium bell pepper cut in strips
  • 1 can 13 ounces chopped spinach, well drained and chopped; or chop up other types of low sodium canned spinach
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese optional


  • Directions
  • Wash hands with warm water and soap. Wash fresh vegetables before preparing.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  • In a medium heat skillet, cook onion, and garlic in oil until onion is soft. If using basil, add that too. Add pepper strips; cook 3 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach; heat through.
  • Toss in the pasta. If using Parmesan cheese, add that too.
  • Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)
calories, 248; carbohydrate, 39 g; protein, 9 g; total fat, 6 g; saturated fat, 1 g; trans fat, 0 g; cholesterol, 5 mg; fiber, 4 g; total sugars, 3 g; sodium, 125 mg; calcium, 150 mg; folate, 119 mcg; iron, 3 mg; percent calories from fat, 19%.
Makes 4 servings.
Keyword Bell Pepper, Pasta, Spinach

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