Silky Mushroom and Feta Fusilli

Silky Mushroom and Feta Fusilli image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Silky Mushroom and Feta Fusilli image

When budget-friendly meals are at the top of your priority list, cheap and cheerful pasta dishes like this one come in handy. If you don't have any feta on hand, crumbled soft goat cheese makes a delicious substitution. ($2.70 per serving)

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2014

Ingredients

  • 340 g fusilli pasta
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 450 g cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 bunch spinach trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Method

In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions. Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, drain. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; cook garlic and thyme until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in milk and reserved cooking liquid; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes.

Stir in pasta, spinach, lemon juice and lemon zest; cook, stirring, just until spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in feta cheese.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 7 g
  • Sodium 545 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 21 g
  • Calories 468.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 24 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 77 g

%RDI

  • Iron 44.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 146.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 26.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 87.0
  • Vitamin C 17.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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