Green Pasta Sauce

Try out some of your new environmentally friendly kitchen tips with this Green Pasta Sauce recipe:

Green Pasta Sauce

Great way to get your greens in!
Print Recipe
CourseDinner
Servings6
Calories401kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Pot
  • Blender
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • cutting board
  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 box whole wheat pasta
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup cream or canned coconut milk for dairy free
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast for diary free

Instructions

  • Boil pasta until fully cooked (reserve 1 cup of pasta water), then set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium high heat, add 2 Tbsp. olive oil and sauté onion, garlic, zucchini, and spinach. Cook until soft, about 3-5 minutes.
  • In a food processor or blender, add sautéed vegetables, cream and lemon juice, then blend until smooth. May need to gradually add reserved pasta water to achieve desired consistency.
  • Mix together cooked pasta with blended green pasta sauce. Sprinkle parmesan cheese overtop and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Green Pasta Sauce
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
401
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
25
mg
8
%
Sodium
 
93
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
60
g
20
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
14
g
28
%
Vitamin D
 
0.3
µg
2
%
Calcium
 
117
mg
12
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
373
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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