Cheesy Spinach Tomato Pasta

Cheesy Spinach Tomato Pasta

Delicious and light, this recipe combines monterey jack and goat cheese with the fresh bite of spinach and cherry tomatoes. Creamy and flavorful!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Italian, Pasta, Pasta Dishes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Simple Recipes, Spinach, Tomato, vegetables, Vegetatarian, Winter
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1044kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting Board
  • Chef Knife
  • Pot
  • Strainer
  • Saute Pan
  • Whisk
  • Heat resistant spoon/spatula

Ingredients

  • 1/2 box Ziti Pasta
  • 1/2 pint Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 bag Spinach
  • 1 oz Flour
  • 1 oz Butter
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 4 oz Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 4 oz Goat Cheese
  • Olive Oil as needed
  • Salt as needed
  • Pepper as needed

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Stir in the pasta and cook to aldente. Drain and toss with a bit of oil so it doesn’t stick together
  • Heat a sauce pan and add in the butter. Once melted whisk in the flour and make a roux. Whisk in the milk and bring to a simmer. A sauce like consistency should start to occur. Start stirring in the cheese and goat cheese. Season sauce, toss in the pasta and veggies, and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • Serve & Enjoy!

Notes

If goat cheese is not your preference you could use cream cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 1044kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 742mg | Potassium: 1112mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 8810IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 747mg | Iron: 6mg
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