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Lucy Saunders
4230 N. Oakland #178
Shorewood WI
53211 USA
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Piece Pasta
Lucy Saunders
prep time : 30 minutes to one hour
recipe type: entrees
ingredients: 3 tablespoons salted butter
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 teaspoons flour
1 ¼ cups fat-free half and half
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, room temperature
1 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese, room temperature
4 cups cooked pasta (rotini or cavatappi)
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cups chopped spinach
1 cup chopped plum tomatoes

In medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add garlic, onion and flour and simmer 1 minute. Slowly stir in half-and-half, and cayenne, whisking well. Bring to a simmer, cooking until onion is tender.

Reduce heat and add Parmesan cheese. Simmer and stir until melted. When sauce thickens, add mozzarella cheese by the quarter-cupful, whisking after each addition.

While sauce cooks, prepare pasta. Drain and toss with olive oil, spinach and tomatoes. Cover pasta pot and let spinach wilt from heat of cooked pasta.

Divide pasta and vegetables among 4 warmed serving bowls and top each with about one-half cup mozzarella cream sauce. Serve immediately.