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Creamy Spinach Pasta

Pasta with lots of spinach and creamy sauce using garlic, parmesan, cream cheese and Italian season. Delicious creamy pasta with healthy Spinach makes a perfect dinner.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Cream cheese, creamy pasta, Healthy Pasta, Italian Dressing, Pasta for dinner, Pasta in skillet, Spinach pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author Subhasmita

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients

  • 250 grams Dried pasta
  • 500 grams Baby Spinach
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Chopped Shallots
  • ½ tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon Flour
  • 1 cup Milk Full fat Milk
  • 100 grams Cream Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ½ cup Parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta as per package instruction. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water to use later.
  • Melt butter and oil together over medium-high heat.
  • Add finely chopped onion and garlic. Saute until softened.
  • Add flour. Saute until the raw smell is gone ( roughly about 2 minutes).
  • Lower the heat. Gradually whisk in the milk, Keep stirring the mixture to avoid any lumps. Slowly add ½ cup of pasta water ( reserve remaining pasta water and use if needed to thin down the sauce)
  • Keep the heat low. Add parmesan cheese, cream cheese and Italian Seasoning. Mix until the sauce is creamy and smooth. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper as per taste.
  • Add spinach and mix. Let the spinach wilt a while. Then add in the cooked pasta. Mix gently until pasta is coated with the sauce.
  • The sauce will thicken when it cools down. If the sauce feels too thick, add reaming pasta water until the desired consistency is reached.

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