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Spicy Creamed Spinach and Zucchini Penne

Spicy Creamed Spinach and Zucchini Penne

A great side dish to add to your summer BBQ that’s full of whole grains and veggies! 

Serves: 8 (Serving= 3/4 cup)


  • 2 cups whole grain penne pasta, uncooked (choose gluten free pasta for GF version)
  • 1 - 5.3 ounce container nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup fat free milk
  • 1- 9 ounce frozen, creamed spinach, thawed (call company to check gluten free status for GF version)
  • 1 ½ cups low fat, shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook pasta according to directions on box.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the milk and Greek yogurt together. Add rest of ingredients including pasta and mix well. 
  4. Pour mixture into square baking dish and cover with foil.  Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the zucchini is tender.