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PASTA WITH SPINACH SAUCE

Easy to make, creamy, garlicky and delicious pasta with spinach sauce, with a bit of cream and garlic. Gets ready in a jiffy.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g pasta
  • enough water to boil the pasta
  • 4 cups roughly chopped spinach
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp wheat flour
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dreid mixed herbs
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 -1½ cups milk
  • ¼ cup fresh cream optional
  • some grated cheese to serve

Instructions
 

  • Boil The Pasta:
  • Heat enough water in a big saucepan over medium to high heat.
  • When the water begins to boil add 1 tsp salt and the pasta.
  • Cook the pasta according to the instruction on the packet or till its 'al dente'. Al dente means that the pasta is not over cooked and has a bite. Best way check is to actually taste the pasta.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain it out into a colander.

Preparation of The Spinach Sauce:

  • Heat oil in a wide saucepan over medium heat.
  • When the oil is a bit hot add the chopped garlic and stir fry it for a few seconds.
  • Add the flour and herbs. Stir fry for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the spinach. Mix and allow it to wilt.
  • Add milk and allow the sauce to become hot. You don't want to overcook the spinach.
  • Take the pan off the heat.
  • Let the sauce cool down a bit before you put it in the blender jug.
  • Process. I prefer to see bits of spinach so I don't process it completely.
  • Return the sauce back into the pan.
  • Add the remaining salt, pepper powder and cream.
  • Heat the sauce till it becomes hot but not boiling.
  • Add the pasta. Mix well.
  • Sprinkle some cheese and chilli flakes over the pasta and serve.

Notes

  • I served the pasta with some grated parmesan cheese. You can serve with any cheese of your choice.
  • Use fresh or dried herbs of your choice.
  • Add steamed or boiled vegetables, chicken, meat, etc of your choice if you like. 
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