A wonderful sauce if you want to get your kids to eat spinach! Kids love this recipe, and the short cooking time guarantees a quick fix for lunch. Preparation time: As fast as your pasta water takes to cook!

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Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile prepare the sauce. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, and ham if desired. Cook until onion is transparent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in thawed spinach. Mix in sour cream, cream of celery soup, and Parmesan cheese. Reduce heat to low, and heat through.

  • Serve spinach sauce over spaghetti or egg noodles.

Nutrition Facts

468 calories; protein 22.9g 46% DV; carbohydrates 59.2g 19% DV; fat 16.5g 25% DV; cholesterol 38.7mg 13% DV; sodium 1223.8mg 49% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2003
I made a few changes to this recipe and it turned out great. I used Italian seasoned ground turkey in place of the ham thinned the sauce with some dry white wine and added cayenne pepper to give it some bite. It was great and my husband loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2006
This was not good at all! Mixing canned soup with pasta that's not baked makes it taste very fake. The ham in it seemed out of place and there's way too much spinach. I love spinach alfredo sauce usually too. I definitely won't make this again. Read More
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63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2003
I made a few changes to this recipe and it turned out great. I used Italian seasoned ground turkey in place of the ham thinned the sauce with some dry white wine and added cayenne pepper to give it some bite. It was great and my husband loved it! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2004
This was SOOOOO good! I only used 1 pkg spinach and that was more than plently. I used a little more ham way more garlic and wheat penne noodles. We usually don't like spinach but this was unbelievable. No one spoke during dinner because we were too busy shoving the food in! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2006
First if you are not a spinach fan don't make this that has to be why anyone would give it a low star rating. It is AWESOME!!! I didn't use any meat in it. I used a canned spinach (its what I had) and instead of sour cream I used evaporated milk. I also used fat free cream of celery soup. I think this is such a great dish. Don't limit it to pasta. I served it as a side dish to my two girls (2&4) and they loved it! It tasted alot like the cream spinach they serve at Boston Market - one of my favorite things there! This would also be great on top of a chicken breast! Thank you so much for this recipe! A definate keeper!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/10/2006
This was not good at all! Mixing canned soup with pasta that's not baked makes it taste very fake. The ham in it seemed out of place and there's way too much spinach. I love spinach alfredo sauce usually too. I definitely won't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2004
This is a very tasty dish. I prepared the sauce in advance and put it in the refigerator. It took 15 minutes at dinner time to reheat the sauce and cook the pasta. Hubby loved it too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2003
you should say not to drain spinach or add water to soup so the sauce does not get quite so thick Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2005
This is great. I did not put in the ham as i had meat in another dish. BUT it was so GOOD THAT AFTER DINNER MY WIFE TOLD ME IT WAS REAL GOOD AND GIVE ME A KISS. That just does not happen often here. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE & THE KISS/ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2004
Nice easy recipe. I added extra garlic and parmesan but other than that it was good. Its really really thick so if you like thinner sauces thin it out with some milk or water! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2008
I thought this was a great recipe and my husband also really enjoyed it. The next time I make it I will buy the 'chopped' frozen spinach as the type I purchased was difficult to mix in with the pasta because it clumped together. I think this would also be delicious with a can of artichoke hearts mixed in! Read More
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