Date Night Pasta

Date Night Pasta – Farfalle, mushrooms, spinach, and goat cheese

Date Night Pasta is healthy and easy

Date Night Pasta is a very delicious dish that is healthy and easy to make. We alter the original recipe found on Pinch of Yum. There are only two of us, so we half the ingredients as needed. The recipe calls for wheat pasta but we use the regular Farfalle. We also sub Half & Half for the heavy cream. Less fat, fewer calories, and still good flavors.

Total cost at Trader Joe’s for these items =$9.25

You can buy all the Date Night Pasta fixings at Trader Joe’s for an inexpensive meal. We buy the Parmasan and the chicken broth when we stock up at Costco.

The complete recipe is at the Pinch of Yum.

What wine with Date Night Pasta?



You need a small amount of white wine to prepare the dish. If a white wine is your preference I would go with a Chardonnay. Trader Joe’s carries Bonterra Chardonnay or Kendall Jackson Chardonnay. Both are decent wines for about $10 to $12. Otherwise, red wine is a better match with the tasting mushrooms. Here a few at Trader Joe’s

  • Dry Creek Zinfandel
  • Pontificis GSM
  • Poppy Pinot Noir
  • Rancho Sisquoc Red at Trader Joe’s

Has anyone tried Trader Joe’s new Unami spice? I think it might enhance this dish. I will give it go.