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Creamy Zucchini & Spinach Rigatoni

No referer *
4.6
(115) 94 Reviews
Prep Time
35
min.
Total Time
45
min.
Servings

6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each

Get 'em to say Yes! to zucchini—and spinach—with this creamy rigatoni pasta dish. Just another day in the life of a rock-star mom.

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Make It

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  • Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add zucchini, mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. or until zucchini is crisp-tender. Add flour and seasonings; cook and stir 1 min. Stir in broth; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until thickened. Add Neufchatel; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until melted.
  • Drain pasta; return to pan. Add zucchini mixture, spinach, Parmesan and 1/2 cup mozzarella; mix lightly. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining mozzarella.
  • Bake 10 min. or until mozzarella is melted.

Preparing Perfect Pasta

Follow the package directions to ensure that enough water is used for cooking the pasta. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente (tender but still a little firm to the bite), stirring frequently. To prevent pasta from sticking, add it slowly to plenty of boiling water and stir frequently while cooking. Adding oil to the cooking water is not recommended because some sauces may not cling to pasta coated with oil.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with fresh fruit and a side salad to round out the meal.

Servings

  • 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 330
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 460mg
Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Protein 19g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 50 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 35 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • lindadrey53 |

    Good and easy, however, the amount or size of zucchini needs to be address. Not knowing how much will through the whole recipe off. Not a good recipe for beginners. Need to add more spices, a little on the bland size.

  • sarah_smile |

    This was delicious! My kids, who are very picky eaters, gobbled it up, and my eleven year old son even had seconds! I peeled the zucchini ahead of time. My kids don't prefer green veggies - spinach is an exception, because I told them to think of it like the green of a spice - and no one even noticed the zucchini in it without the green on it. ;-) We will definitely be ****** this again!

  • Pocadots25 |

    Maybe I did something wrong but this was disgusting!! I will never make it again :(

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