Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Two meals, one sauce

     Yesterday for lunch Matt made a great white sauce for pizza that we had with shredded chicken on a whole wheat crust. Then, tonight for dinner I made spaghetti with ground chicken breast and used the rest of his sauce with marinara sauce and spinach added to it. So here is the recipe I came up with to post using his creation:

Spinach Alfredo Pasta

Disguised as a decadent meal try this white sauce over pasta. Add some lean chicken, or other protein, to boost the protein content. Add some low fat or fat free marinara sauce to get more than four servings from the sauce and make it an even healthier meal!


    1/4 cup fat free cream cheese 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese 1/2 cup fat free sour cream 2 oz. fat free feta crumbles 1/2 cup fat free half and half 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups cooked pasta (8 oz. uncooked) 2 cups fresh spinach


Cook pasta according to package directions. Put the first six ingredients into a saucepan on a medium heat, stirring frequently. When the sauce has melted and blended together lower the heat to a low setting, put the spinach in the pot and cover, after 2 minutes stir the spinach into the sauce, heat for another two or three minutes until heated through. Pour sauce over pasta and serve. Serve one cup pasta with 1/2 cup of sauce, makes 4 servings. 7 PP value as listed, adding chicken or marinara will change the PP value for example, adding 3 oz. chicken breast per serving will add 2 PP.  To view my recipe on the Spark People website click here. You can also rate it if you would like.

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