Friday, September 25, 2009

Chicken Spinach Pasta

Lately it seems like I am on a kick of fast and easy dinners, which isn't bad since I know a lot of people are always looking for quick and easy meals to fix in the supper time rush. This was a brainstorm that I had NO idea if it would turn out. It actually was really good and it was so simple! Even Maddie and Izzie scarfed down this meal, spinach and all!

Chicken Spinach Pasta

1/4 onion diced really small
8-10 button mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2- 2 cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach (sub frozen if you like, but use less)
12 oz chicken, cut in small pieces
1 cup of cottage cheese
3 tbsp plain yogurt
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
6 oz pasta
1 tsp of italian seasoning
pinch of grated nutmeg
pinch of hot pepper flakes

Boil pasta according to package directions.
In a large skillet saute onions and mushrooms, using cooking spray so they don't stick. When the mushrooms and onions are soft, add spinach and wilt it down. Remove from skillet. Spray with cooking spray and cook chicken until almost cooked through. Remove and add to the spinach mixture. Drain noodles and return to their pot. Add spinach & chicken mixture to the noodles. In a blender, or small food processor (or magic bullet!) put the cottage cheese, yogurt, parmesan and seasonings. Blend until smooth. Add to noodles, add a bit of water if it needs to be thinned out. Serves 4.

Weight Watchers:
6pts per serving. I forgot the breakdown of the points. But I did use 2% cottage cheese and enriched whole grain pasta.


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