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Greek Yogurt, Spinach and Walnut Pasta

This quick, easy, and healthy Spinach and Walnut Pasta is made with a creamy Greek yogurt sauce, topped with spinach and crunchy walnuts!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: pasta
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: 30-minute, greek yogurt, pasta, spinach
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 624kcal

Ingredients

  • 400 g dry pasta
  • 2 tbsp. butter (or olive oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 210 g low-fat greek yogurt (¾ cup)
  • 5 tbsp. parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 120 g spinach leaves fresh (4 cups)
  • 80 mL milk semi-skimmed (⅓ cup)
  • 30 g walnuts coarsely crushed (⅓ cup)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Boil pasta in salted water according to package instructions until al dente. Do not drain water. Whilst pasta is boiling, prepare the sauce.
  • Heat butter or olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat, add minced garlic and nutmeg and saute for 30 seconds stirring constantly.
  • Add spinach leaves, stirring continuously until wilted. Add milk and remove skillet from heat.
  • Add Greek yogurt and whisk to incorporate. Add parmesan cheese and combine with sauce until melted.
  • Using a slotted spoon, scoop and transfer pasta from pot with pasta water into skillet (it's fine if it contains a small amount of pasta water).
  • Add salt and pepper (to taste). Warm for 1 minute on medium heat and divide between 4 serving plates. Top with coarsely crushed walnuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 624kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3025IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 351mg | Iron: 3mg