Ask DJ Lyons: How to make Pasta with Cream Spinach and Ranch Dressing

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Pasta with Creamed Spinach and Ranch Dressing

Here is a quick and easy pasta meal for you to try. It is very healthy as well.

Step 1 - Take 2 packages of Creamed Spinach from freezer
Step 1 - Take 2 packages of Creamed Spinach from freezer | Source
Step 1A - Follow directions on package and microwave both packets
Step 1A - Follow directions on package and microwave both packets | Source
Step 1B - Take out packets from microwave when done cooking
Step 1B - Take out packets from microwave when done cooking | Source

Step 1 - Take 2 packages of Creamed Spinach from freezer

You'll need two containers of Creamed Spinach. We've tried it with only one and it just wasn't enough.

Follow the directions on the back and prepare them in the microwave or on top of the stove.

Take them out to cool a bit. Cut them open at the top so they will be ready to pour.

Step 2 - Get out your Whole Wheat Whole Grain Pasta
Step 2 - Get out your Whole Wheat Whole Grain Pasta | Source
Step 2A - Close-up of Whole Wheat Whole Grain Pasta
Step 2A - Close-up of Whole Wheat Whole Grain Pasta | Source

Step 2 - Get out your Whole Wheat Whole Grain Pasta

You can use regular pasta; however, whole wheat whole grain pasta is healthier and very tasty.

Step 3 - Boil pasta for 7 to 9 minutes
Step 3 - Boil pasta for 7 to 9 minutes | Source
Step 3A - Stir frequently to keep pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot
Step 3A - Stir frequently to keep pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot | Source

Step 3 - Boil pasta for 7 to 9 minutes

Follow the directions on the box. In my case, the pasta needs to be boiled for 7 to 9 minutes.

Afterward, drain them in a collander.

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Step 4 - After draining pasta, place 1 tablespoon of butter in hot pot

While pasta is draining in a collander, place 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine in the hot pot. The burner should be turned to its lowest setting.

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Step 5 - Add drained pasta to pot after the butter is melted

Once the butter is melted, add the drained pasta back to the pot and stir.

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Step 6 - Add contents of 2 bags of Creamed Spinach

Next, add the contents from both bags of Creamed Spinach to the pot.

Stir well.

Step 7 - Get out Ranch Dressing from refrigerator
Step 7 - Get out Ranch Dressing from refrigerator | Source
Step 7A - Add Ranch dressing to pot
Step 7A - Add Ranch dressing to pot | Source

Step 7 - Get out Ranch Dressing from refrigerator

Next, pour some Ranch dressing into the pot. You can use a lot or a little according to your taste.

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Step 8 - Mix entire mixture together

Stir well until all ingredients are blended together.

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Step 9 - Serve out a bowl or plate of delicious pasta all ready to eat and enjoy

It is now time to serve this delicious pasta. It is tasty and very healthy.

It would be ideal to serve this with a salad or a plate of carrots and celery with some more Ranch dressing for dipping.

Eat and enjoy!



Pasta Pots

Prime Pacific Stainless Steel Pasta Pot Set
Prime Pacific Stainless Steel Pasta Pot Set

Set includes a 2-quart stainless steel pasta pot, a 6-quart stainless steel pasta pot, and a cheese grater.

 
Cuisinart 44-22 Contour Stainless 6-Quart, 3-Piece Pasta Pot with Cover
Cuisinart 44-22 Contour Stainless 6-Quart, 3-Piece Pasta Pot with Cover

* Premium stainless steel cooking surfaces do not react with food or alter natural flavors

* Tempered glass cover with stainless rim ensuring durability.

* Stay -cool comfortable stick handle contoured to your hand for extra comfort.

* Aluminum encapsulated base for even heat distribution.

* Unique belly-shape design with a Stainless surface for professional cooking techniques.

 
Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Nonstick 8-Quart Oval Pasta Pot with Glass Lid, Orange
Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Nonstick 8-Quart Oval Pasta Pot with Glass Lid, Orange

* Oval lidded pasta pan from Rachael Ray collection; 8-quart capacity

* Made from hard-anodized aluminum with nonstick interior; glass lid

* Fun orange silicone handles are nonslip, comfortable, and heat-resistant

* Conducts well while allowing for more room on the stovetop

* Oven-safe to 400 degrees F; wash by hand; limited lifetime warranty

 
Basic Essentials 5 Quart Aluminum Pasta Pot with Strainer, Red
Basic Essentials 5 Quart Aluminum Pasta Pot with Strainer, Red

* Constructed from high grade aluminum that is light-weight and fuel efficient

* Crafted to exacting standards

* Contoured handles are especially designed to provide you with a comfortable and secure grip

* Non-slip base for secure cooking

* Styled for any kitchen

 
Prime Pacific Pasta Cooker and Steamer set with Glass Lid and Bonus 1.5 Quart Euro Colander
Prime Pacific Pasta Cooker and Steamer set with Glass Lid and Bonus 1.5 Quart Euro Colander

* 4 piece set

* Vented glass lid

* Deep pasta cooker insert

* Colander has matte finish outside

* Colander has shinny inside

 
Welco 4 Piece Pasta Pot - 5.5 Quart
Welco 4 Piece Pasta Pot - 5.5 Quart

* Heavy gauge stainless steel for long life durability

* Aesthetic Sure-Grip™ oval knob for secure handling

* Versatile pot features a thick encapsulated bottom for rapid and even heat distribution; eliminates cold spots

* Dual-purpose steamer/colander

* High tempered glass lid for see-through convenience

* Pan-Pot Material: Stainless Steel

* Handle Material: Stainless Steel

* Lid Material: Stainless Steel

* Finish: Mirror

* Features: Clear Glass Lid, Straining Lid, Nonslip Handle, Vented Lid

* Set Includes: 5-qt. Stockpot with Lid

* Number of Pieces: 4

* Care and Cleaning: Hand-wash Only

* Protective Qualities: Rust Resistant, Chip Resistant, Corrosion Resistant, Stain Resistant

* Warranty Description: Lifetime Limited Manufacturer Warranty

* Capacity (volume): 5.5 Cu. Ft.

 
Granite Ware 6144-2 8.0-Quart Pasta Pot Drainer Lid
Granite Ware 6144-2 8.0-Quart Pasta Pot Drainer Lid

* Constructed of low carbon steel with glass coating

* No PFOA's or any other chemical to alter food's taste

* Steel core evenly distributes heat

* 8 quart

 
Heuck 36002 Classics Series Stainless Steel 4-Piece Multi-Cooker, 8-Quart
Heuck 36002 Classics Series Stainless Steel 4-Piece Multi-Cooker, 8-Quart

* HEUCK PASTA/STEAMER POT

* 8 quart

* Stainless steel

* Includes: tempered glass lid

* Pasta/steamer insert with large handles

 

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, So simple yet delicious! nice one!


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Thanks, Nell! I wish I had made more it was so yummy. I hope you enjoy it should you try it.


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Teegan E. Ross 5 years ago from Hovering over my keyboard.

Not sure about the healthy claim - :) - but this looks like a great recipe to add to our rotation for busy nights when my impatient toddler is begging to eat! I'll give this a try on my next grocery store run.


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Teegan, I sure hope you and your toddler enjoy it. My husband and I love it! Have a happy day!

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