Thursday, June 2

Creamy Spinach Pasta

I know, I know...another Tummy Time post?  But I just can't help it!!  Rest assured, there will be a Gettin' Crafty post by the end of the week, I promise.  I'm putting the finishing touches on a little decor makeover and it should be ready to show off tomorrow.  Until then, enjoy this recipe for Creamy Spinach Pasta.  This is a TNT recipe for me...Tried 'n' True.  : )  It's so easy to make, comes together in the time it takes pasta to cook and is easily adjustable to your family's taste buds.  We don't usually add chicken, but I have before and it's equally delicious.

Creamy Spinach Pasta

2 cups half and half OR heavy whipping cream
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. butter (Please don't use margarine. Please.)
1-9 oz. pkg. frozen spinach
8 oz. pasta (I use whatever I have: fettuccine, thin spaghetti, angel hair, bow ties, etc.)
1 lemon (1 tsp. zest and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice)
1/2 - 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
Additional Parmesan cheese, pine nuts and chopped basil
Optional: roasted chicken pieces

Cook pasta and drain.   While pasta cooks, thaw spinach in microwave or under hot water in the sink; squeeze out excess water and set aside.  Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat; pour in half and half or heavy whipping cream and stir. When cream is lightly bubbling, whisk in grated Parmesan cheese, stirring to combine and breaking up any lumps.  Stir over medium heat, just until the cream sauce thickens.  Remove from heat. Add spinach, lemon zest, juice and basil to cream sauce.  Add hot cooked pasta  and toss to combine.  Top each serving with pine nuts, additional Parmesan cheese and basil (and chicken, if desired).

Buon appetito!

Ladybird Ln



Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

This look absolutely delicious!! This is definitely going to be dinner for tonight...I'm SO excited!!

I would LOVE if you would link up this recipe to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} Linky Party!

BTW, I'm your newest follower and can't wait to check out the rest of your blog!

Briana @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees

Moquelish said...

That looks so good. Thanks for sharing it.

Michelle said...

Looks yummy! I am visiting from Ladybird Lane and I would love if you could link this up to my Delicately Constructed Friday Linky Party as well!
Thanks so much!
Have a great weekend!

Kadie said...

This looks so yummy. My kids love spinach this is a great way to use it!

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

We LOVED this recipe and just wanted to let you know that it has been featured!! Check it out tomorrow at Sweet Peas and Bumblebees!


Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

This looks so amazing! Thanks for sharing - I'll be making this soon!