Creamy Citrus-Herb Spinach Penne

  • Servings: 4

Take your taste buds on a trip with Creamy Citrus-Herb Spinach Penne! This bright, refreshing dish is a burst of flavor in every bite.


1 pkg(8.8 oz) San Giorgio® Homestyle™ Penne
2 Tbspsbutter
2 Tbspsall purpose flour
2 cupsmilk
1/4 cupgrated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsplemon juice
1 tsplemon zest
2 Tbspsparsley, chopped
1 tspfresh rosemary, stemmed and chopped
1/2 tspthyme leaves
2 cupsfresh baby spinach leaves


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat.  Add flour and stir until incorporated into butter.  Continue to cook and stir for 1 minute.  Do not brown.
  3. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth.  Stir in parsley, rosemary and thyme.  Simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce begins to thicken, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add Parmesan, lemon juice and zest.  Add cooked pasta and spinach.  Cook and stir until spinach wilts and all ingredients are well coated.