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Cottage Cheese Spinach Pasta

Cottage Cheese Spinach Pasta is quick, simple, healthy and perfect for lunch box recipe ideas. It can be prepared a day ahead and refrigerated for next day’s use. It has good amount of protein, calcium, potassium and many more minerals and vitamins along with the right amount of fiber.

Course lunch
Cuisine American, vegetarian
Keyword Cottage Cheese Spinach Pasta, how to make healthy pasta for kids, Kid friendly spinach pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 414 kcal
Author Gunjan


  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried garlic
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup low fat American cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 2 cups whole wheat elbow pasta (cooked)


  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan and add garlic and basil.

  2. Immediately add spinach and saute for a minute or till spinach starts to release its water.

  3. Add cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese to the pan and mix very well so that the spinach is well coated.

  4. Just when the cottage cheese releases its liquid add carrots and mix well.

  5. Add salt, pepper and pasta and mix very well.

  6. Cook open for 2 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Cottage Cheese Spinach Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 310mg9%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1535IU31%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.