Creamy Pasta with Squash

This delicious and healthy dish takes just 15 minutes to prepare! You won’t have to feel guilty enjoying this light and creamy pasta with squash tonight!

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Creamy Pasta with Squash

Creamy Pasta with Squash
Recipe Type: Dinner
Author: Foodieaholic
Ingredients
  • 1 lb box whole wheat penne pasta
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1-2 cups spinach, torn into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • sprinkle of garlic salt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow or white onion sliced
  • Optional: sliced grilled chicken breast, seasoned to taste with salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, slice the zucchini, squash, and onion into 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick slices. Season vegetables with salt and pepper.
  3. Spray a frying pan with olive oil. Heat up to high, add the veggies, and cook quickly (for about 3-4 minutes) til slightly brown on each side. Set aside.
  4. Drain the pasta, reserving a tablespoon or two of the liquid in the saucepan. Return the pasta to saucepan. Add cottage cheese, grated Parmesan, torn spinach, garlic salt, and onion powder stir until melted.
  5. Add the squash and chicken (if desired), and mix completely.
  6. Serve immediately while hot!

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