Pasta with a Twist!


Every Wednesday I take Sophia to the library for a toddler reading class at our local library. After the reading we always end up hanging around for about an hour. The library has a ton of toys for the kids to play with, plus it give Sophia the opportunity to be around other kids.

And I can usually try to find something to make for dinner….Pinterest is awesome for dinner ideas!


It seems to be after the library we go to Target. I don’t know how we ended up in this routine, but it’s been happening every Wednesday for the past couple of weeks.

Sophia recognizes Target and will immediately say “” I end up getting her a personal pizza, a banana and a drink to eat while I do some browsing.

Then we end up looking at the kids toy isle for about 45 minutes.

She loves it. As do I.

What I LOVE about Target besides their prices; is their mini grocery section. Last week I had no idea what to make for dinner nothing sounded appealing at all.  So I decided to make a really quick pasta dinner with a twist.

Thankfully Target had all the supplies I needed. If you find yourself in Target and need a dinner idea try this recipe out!

What You Need:

1 lb. of Pasta Noodles (I used Fettuccine)

2 Jars of Spaghetti Sauce or Marinara (I used Marinara)

1 bag of Spinach (I used half the bag)

1 block of Cream Cheese

3 Garlic Cloves, minced

2 tbsp. oil

Fresh Parmesan

Salt & Pepper to Taste

What to Do:


Bring your heavily salted water to a boil. While waiting for water to boil, in a large pan heat your oil. Then add minced garlic cloves. Allow to turn brown.


Add your noodles to the water. I always add a little oil into the water, I think it helps with the noodles sticking together. Stir noodles quite fluently.


Add your spinach to the sauce. I normally would add the Spinach to the oil and garlic cloves but I forgot to do that. Add as much or as little of Spinach as you want.


Once your spinach is incorporated into the sauce about 8 minutes. Add your Cream Cheese to the sauce and stir often and slowly! I never added Cream Cheese to pasta before? Have you? It certainly was a twist to making pasta!


This sauce turned out so  good! You can always add some mushrooms to the oil and minced garlic if you want or broccoli. Whatever your hearts desire!


What are you having for dinner ? I need some ideas!

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