Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Anti Inflammatory

Creamy Spinach Pasta




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12 ounces uncooked tube-shaped chickpea pasta (about 3 1/2 cups) (such as Banza)

1 clove garlic, thinly sliced (about 1 tsp.)

2 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots

3 ¼ ounces mascarpone cheese

4 ounces fresh baby spinach

1 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon lemon zest (from 1 lemon)

1 pinch Crushed red pepper


Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water.

Transfer pasta to a large bowl; add garlic, shallot, mascarpone, spinach, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid. Stir until cheese has melted and mixture is combined, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add additional cooking liquid as needed to loosen sauce. Divide pasta among 4 bowls. Sprinkle with lemon zest and, if desired, crushed red pepper. Serve immediately.


Serving Size



395 kcal

Total Fat

16 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat





604 mg

Total Carbohydrate

50 g

Dietary Fiber

13 g

Total Sugars

8 g


23 g




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