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All Recipes, Main Dishes / September 9, 2020

The HEALTHIEST Creamy Pasta | Creamy Spinach & Mushroom Pasta

Everybody loves pasta, and if it´s a creamy pasta even better. However, creamy pasta can be very high in fat. Today I present to you the healthiest creamy pasta ever. This Creamy Spinach & Mushroom Pasta is loaded with flavors, easy to make and yes, you guessed it, super healthy.

What makes this creamy pasta so healthy, is that I used Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream. The Greek yogurt gives the pasta an incredible creamy texture, without sacrificing flavor and making it guilt-free.

The best part about this recipe? It all comes together in under 30 minutes. Making it the perfect pasta dish for a busy weeknight dinner. Or even better, for a relaxed weekend lunch next to a bottle of Spanish white wine.

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Make sure that your Greek yogurt is at room temperature before you add it into the pan. Otherwise it will curdle. Also, make sure to cook your pasta al dente. Check your package instructions. Because there is nothing worst than over-cooked pasta.

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5 from 4 votes

Creamy Spinach & Mushroom Pasta

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 cups penne pasta 225 grams
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 8 button mushrooms
  • 2 cups fresh spinach 100 grams
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt 214 grams
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.30 grams
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • handful freshly chopped parsley


  1. Fill a stock pot half ways with cold water, season the water generously with sea salt and heat it with a high heat

  2. Cut 8 button mushrooms into 1/4 inch thick slices and roughly chop 2 cups of tightly packed fresh spinach

  3. Heat a large fry pan with a medium to medium-high heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes add in 1/2 onion finely diced and 4 cloves garlic finely minced, mix with the olive oil, after 3 minutes add in the sliced mushrooms and continue to mix, 3 minutes later season with a generous 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika, give it a quick mix and then add in the spinach, continue to mix until the spinach has wilted, turn off the heat and season everything with sea salt & black pepper

  4. At this point the water should be boiling, add in a generous 2 cups of penne pasta and cook al dente (check the package instructions)

  5. Meanwhile, add 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt at room temperature into the spinach & mushroom mixture, season the yogurt generously with black pepper and mix together until well combined

  6. Once the pasta is cooked al dente, drain into a strainer, shake off any excess water and add the pasta into the pan with the sauce, heat the pan with a low heat and mix everything together until well mixed

  7. Transfer the creamy pasta into serving dishes and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, serve at once, enjoy!


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  1. Vanessa

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Used tallarines, rather than penne, and it was super. Using yogurt was inspired. We did have a sprinkle of cheese (sorry) . Definitely marked as a keeper,
    You’ve become our ‘go to’ person for new recipes and we’re introducing our Spanish friends to you too! 🤣🤣

    Thank you so much

    12 . Nov . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      13 . Nov . 2021
  2. Harry

    Is it possible to use tagliatelle pasta to make this dish?

    07 . Nov . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely, though you will have to adjust the liquid to pasta ratio, depending on if its fresh or dried tagliatelle, less if it´s fresh 🙂 much love

      07 . Nov . 2021
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  4. Cass

    Thank you for this. Looks amazing! will we be able to use fat-free greek yoghurt for the sauce?

    16 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely, though it won´t be as creamy 🙂 much love

      18 . Aug . 2021
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  6. Hannah

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I’ve been avoiding pasta for so long because of the high calorie cream but I have never thought to use greek yogurt. Thank you so much for this alternative! It’s quick, easy, healthy and absolutely lovely-tasting, what more could I want?
    I will definitely use this recipe again 🙂

    20 . May . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 much love!

      20 . May . 2021
  7. Lydia

    5 stars
    Really easy and tasty! Thank you for this recipe 🙂

    21 . Feb . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! much love 🙂

      21 . Feb . 2021
  8. Stephanie

    5 stars
    ˜˜Here from your Youtube video˜˜
    I have a stomach disorder so I’ve been forced to shy away from pastas, but I can’t believe I had never thought of using Greek yogurt for a sauce. Thank you very much for the recipe. I can eat pasta again now !

    01 . Feb . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      03 . Feb . 2021
  9. Anna

    Just tried this after watching the YouTube video. Delicious! My boyfriend usually isn’t into spinach but he went back for seconds on this one. Very pleasantly surprised by how tasty this was. Will definitely make again! Many thanks.

    30 . Jan . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      30 . Jan . 2021
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