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Cheesy Avocado Spinach Pasta

Put a twist on mac & cheese and help your kids get their daily veggies.


  • 6 ounces fusilli pasta
  • 2 tablespoons pure olive oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 4 tablespoons of cooking water, then drain pasta and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Add spinach and tomatoes and cook 3 minutes, tossing frequently until they are soft. Toss with pasta.
  4. Add avocado, cheese and reserved cooking water. Toss until cheese melts. Serve warm.

Recipe courtesy of the ALDI test kitchen. Visit for more kid-friendly recipes!

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