Pasta With Spinach Sauce Recipe -
Pasta With Spinach Sauce Recipe

Pasta With Spinach Sauce

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"A wonderful sauce if you want to get your kids to eat spinach! Kids love this recipe, and the short cooking time guarantees a quick fix for lunch. Preparation time: As fast as your pasta water takes to cook!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile prepare the sauce. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, and ham if desired. Cook until onion is transparent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in thawed spinach. Mix in sour cream, cream of celery soup, and Parmesan cheese. Reduce heat to low, and heat through.
  3. Serve spinach sauce over spaghetti or egg noodles.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 26, 2003

I made a few changes to this recipe and it turned out great. I used Italian seasoned ground turkey in place of the ham, thinned the sauce with some dry white wine, and added cayenne pepper to give it some bite. It was great and my husband loved it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 10, 2006

This was not good at all! Mixing canned soup with pasta that's not baked makes it taste very fake. The ham in it seemed out of place and there's way too much spinach. I love spinach alfredo sauce usually too. I definitely won't make this again.


60 Ratings

Oct 12, 2004

This was SOOOOO good! I only used 1 pkg spinach and that was more than plently. I used a little more ham, way more garlic and wheat penne noodles. We usually don't like spinach, but this was unbelievable. No one spoke during dinner because we were too busy shoving the food in!

Apr 06, 2006

First, if you are not a spinach fan don't make this, that has to be why anyone would give it a low star rating. It is AWESOME!!! I didn't use any meat in it. I used a canned spinach (its what I had) and instead of sour cream I used evaporated milk. I also used fat free cream of celery soup. I think this is such a great dish. Don't limit it to pasta. I served it as a side dish to my two girls (2&4) and they loved it! It tasted alot like the cream spinach they serve at Boston Market - one of my favorite things there! This would also be great on top of a chicken breast! Thank you so much for this recipe! A definate keeper!!!

Jun 22, 2004

This is a very tasty dish. I prepared the sauce in advance and put it in the refigerator. It took 15 minutes at dinner time to reheat the sauce and cook the pasta. Hubby loved it too!

Jan 16, 2005

This is great. I did not put in the ham as i had meat in another dish. BUT it was so GOOD THAT AFTER DINNER MY WIFE TOLD ME IT WAS REAL GOOD AND GIVE ME A KISS. That just does not happen often here. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE & THE KISS/

Apr 28, 2003

you should say not to drain spinach or add water to soup so the sauce does not get quite so thick

Aug 08, 2008

I thought this was a great recipe and my husband also really enjoyed it. The next time I make it I will buy the 'chopped' frozen spinach, as the type I purchased was difficult to mix in with the pasta because it clumped together. I think this would also be delicious with a can of artichoke hearts mixed in!


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  • Calories
  • 468 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.2 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 6.9 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 22.9 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 1224 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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