5-Ingredient Spinach & Pasta Alfredo

5 from 1 vote

Only five ingredients, this pasta is quick and easy for a week night meal!

spinach & pasta alfredo

When it comes to comfort foods, one can never have enough pasta recipes in her arsenal. The problem is that many pasta recipes call for the same ingredients, which can get boring pretty quick. Sure, you can get creative and make a complex pasta dish, but who has time for that? Enter our 5-Ingredient Spinach & Pasta Alfredo recipe. Not only is it different from your usual fare, but with just 5 simple ingredients, prepping is a cinch! Plus, with a heap load of spinach, this dish packs in a plethora of vitamins and minerals, with maximum taste!

5 from 1 vote

5-Ingredient Spinach & Pasta Alfredo

This simple pasta is a powerhouse of flavor and super easy to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 8 ounces cream cheese fat-free, diced into medium-sized cubes
  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 1 pound whole-grain spaghetti cooked
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese part-skim, low-fat, shredded


  • In a large skillet, bring the vegetable broth to a simmer. Add the cream cheese one cube at a time and whisk until smooth. Gently stir in the spinach and cook until spinach is wilted. Stir often to prevent the sauce from burning.
  • Stir in the cooked pasta and toss to coat in the sauce. Top with the shredded mozzarella and cover until the cheese has melted. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 369mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 10
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Diabetic-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Pasta, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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  1. I’m not going to lie and say this recipe was super tasty, because it wasn’t, but it was satisfying and great for people who don’t want to deal with too much prep work.

    1. I’m sorry to hear the Spinach & Pasta Alfredo wasn’t up to your expectations! Was there something you think the recipe was missing?

  2. I have 2 question…
    What would the calorie per serving be if you used Spaghetti Squash instead ?
    What are the best seasoning ..with least sodium

    1. Hi Barbara, if you were to substitute 1 pound of spaghetti squash for the pasta the calories would only be 93! For seasoning, you can use any herb or spice which will have little to no sodium.

  3. I’m planning on using garlic, onion, and a little bit of basil sautéed in the pan prior to adding the broth. Once the cheese is incorporated, a mere whisper of nutmeg. We’re having this for dinner tonight!

  4. I used garlic salt, onion powder, garlic power, crushed red peppers,Parmesan instead of the mozzarella , black pepper, and Cayenne pepper for a kick and I loved it . I paired it with garlic bread and a salad.

    1. Hi Eleanor, we have several recipes that would fit what you’re looking for. Feel free to use the search function at the top of the page to find the perfect recipe.

  5. I read the reviews first so I started with seating shallots in butter then added some garlic and a 1/4c heavy cream with salt and pepper at the end and this turned out AMAZING. So quick and easy! A keeper for sure. Thanks so much!

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