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Pasta with Brie Cheese and Spinach

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The Brie-spinach sauce goes well with any short cut pasta, however I prefer to combine it with «farfalle», the butterfly-shaped pasta which is among the kids' favourites, because it «flies» on its way to the mouth like a little butterfly («farfalla» in Italian).

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
470 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

160 g gluten free/wheat free shells 2 1/2 cups
70 g brie cheese, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp whipping cream 35% 15 mL
3 1/2 cups baby spinach 60 g
1/4 cup walnuts [optional] 26 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. To save time, the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Start cooking the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, coarsely cut the cheese into pieces. Put them in a serving bowl and heat 1-2 min in a microwave oven, or alternatively in a small saucepan on the stovetop and warm about 2 min over very low heat (cheese should be softened, not cooked). Pour in the cream and stir. Clean the baby spinach.
  3. Pour the drained pasta into the bowl with the cheese, then add the baby spinach. Season with a little salt (cheese is already salted) and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with the walnuts (optional). Toss well and serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (140g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

470

Fat

18 g

27 %

Saturated 8.3 g
+ Trans 0 g

41 %

Cholesterol

40 mg

Sodium

240 mg

10 %

Carbohydrate

61 g

20 %

Fibre

3 g

14 %

Sugars

3 g

Protein

16 g

Vitamin A

51 %

Vitamin C

10 %

Calcium

13 %

Iron

19 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ¾ serving
Grain Products : 2 ¼ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Magnesium, Niacin, Omega-3, Omega-6, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of  :
Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables 0
Meat and Alternatives 1
Fats 3

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This recipe is in the following categories

Nuts | Cheese | Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | Vegetarian | Source of Omega-3 | Kosher | Halal | Italian