Spinach Dip Pasta

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.


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  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 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.



*8 oz dried pasta = Half of a standard 1 pound box.