Pasta with Spinach in a White Wine Sauce

I found this recipe while looking for low-calorie meals on Pinterest. The inclusion of a lot of veggies without a cream based sauce helps to slim down this recipe even though there is wine in the sauce. I had almost all of the ingredients already on hand which is a plus.

Recipe from Pop Sugar.

-1 box thin spaghetti, uncooked
-3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
-5 medium white or cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
-Salt and pepper, to taste
-2 cups vegetable stock, divided
-1/2 cup finely chopped onion
-3 garlic cloves, minced
-8 ounces fresh baby spinach
-3 roma tomatoes, chopped
-1/2 cup white wine
-Parsley leaves, to garnish

In a large pot, boil water over high heat and cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add one tablespoon of the oil and the mushrooms, and sauté them until they are caramelized and golden. Add salt and pepper to taste, and cook one additional minute. Stir in two tablespoons of stock, and cook until stock is absorbed. Move the mushrooms to a medium bowl.

Add another tablespoon of the oil to the sauté pan and the onion. Sauté over medium heat until the onions are golden brown. Stir in garlic, and sauté two minutes. Add the onion and garlic mixture to the bowl of mushrooms.

Return the pan to the stove over medium-high heat, and add the remaining oil. Add the spinach, and sauté until the spinach is wilted, about two minutes. Add two tablespoons of the stock, and cook until absorbed.

Now, add in the mushrooms, onion, and garlic to the skillet with the spinach.. Then add the tomatoes. Add the white wine, and cook until reduced by two-thirds, stirring occasionally. Stir in the remaining stock, and cook for five minutes, until the sauce begins to reduce and thicken.

Top the pasta with the vegetables and sauce, and toss to coat.

Although it looks like a lot of steps, this was pretty easy to make. Both Dave and I enjoyed it and it was nice to eat pasta that was pretty low calorie. The sauce was light, but the flavor from the wine came through. The colorful assortment of vegetables made for a pretty plate.

The original post has all of the nutrition information if you're interested in checking it out. 


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