Recipe: Spinach Dip Pasta

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What if there was a way to have spinach dip for dinner? There is! With a light, creamy sauce and fresh spinach, this spinach dip pasta recipe is a main dish take on our family’s favorite appetizer.

Ingredients

3 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp butter
2 cups milk
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 cup Swiss or gruyere cheese, shredded
1 tsp lemon juice
6 oz bag fresh, baby spinach (about 3 cups)
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
8 oz dried pasta*

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Do not rinse. Set aside. 

Melt butter in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture begins to brown. Whisk in milk.

Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add cheese and lemon juice, stirring to incorporate.

Cook for a couple of minutes until all of the cheese has melted.

Stir in the spinach, working in a couple batches if necessary, until all of it has wilted into the sauce.

Fold in tomatoes and cooked pasta.

Adjust salt and/or pepper to taste.

Enjoy your spinach dip pasta! 

*Half of a one pound box.

Spinach Dip Pasta

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