Pasta with Mushrooms, Spinach and Mt. Tam Cheese

Pasta with Mushrooms, Spinach and Mt. Tam Cheese

Serves 4 to 6

Cowgirl Creamery's Organic Mt. Tam triple-crème cheese helps make a rich sauce for this spinach and mushrooms loaded pasta. Crumbled bacon adds plenty of delicious smoky flavor, but feel skip it for a vegetarian-friendly meal.

Ingredients: 
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons dried whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 pound sliced cremini or other mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 10 ounces baby spinach leaves (about 6 packed cups)
  • 1/2 wheel (5 ounces) Organic Mt. Tam cheese, chilled, diced, divided
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Method: 

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until just tender, about 12 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread crumbs and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the skillet, add oil and return the skillet to medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender and browned, about 8 minutes. Add bacon and wine. Cook 2 minutes. Add spinach, stirring until it is wilted.

Add pasta and half of the cheese to the skillet and remove from the heat. Stir until combined; add some of the reserved pasta water if pasta seems dry. Transfer to a bowl or platter, sprinkle with bread crumbs and top with remaining cheese.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:440 calories (18 from fat), 18g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 15g protein
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