Creamy Spinach Pasta with Macaroni – Blog Hop 6

If you have read my first few posts (Focaccia, Spaghetti & Eggless Tiramisu), you would know that Italian is a favorite with both of us & invariably we end up having it on all our special occasions.  This time again for V’s bday, we circumvented to making Italian at home – we started with no Italian this time, to Italian again this time. Such is the love, what can we say!

I chose Creamy Spinach Pasta from Vidhya of Vidhya’s Goodeats for the special dinner. She is my blog hop partner this Wednesday. She has some very interesting & good recipes from World Cuisine on her blog. It was tough to decide what to make. V is partial towards pasta so I chose that & spinach I’ve never used in pasta before so it was going to be a novel experience. I didn’t change the recipe much except omitting eggs & garlic & using dry basil in place of fresh ones. I halved the recipe & used macaroni as I’d a packet at home.

Spinach Macaroni Pasta

Spinach Macaroni Pasta

Creamy Spinach Pasta with Macaroni

Recipe Source – adapted from Vidhya of Vidhya’s Goodeats

Ingredients –

  • 1 packet (180 gms) – Macaroni Pasta
  • 1 Tbsps – Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup – Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 Bunch – Chopped Spinach
  • 1 small – Tomato, cubed
  • 1/2 Tbsp – Dried Basil (use fresh is available)
  • to taste – Salt
  • to taste – Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp – Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 Cup – Cream (I used Amul – 25%)
  • 2 Tbsp – Freshly Grated Cheese

Method –

  1. Cook pasta as per instructions on your package or check here.
  2. Saute onions in olive oil till golden brown.
  3. Stir in spinach, tomato, basil, chilli flakes, salt & pepper. Cook for another 5-8 mins, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add cream & cheese. Allow the gravy to come to a boil.
  5. On low flame, add pasta. Mix well. Cook for 4-5 mins till uniformly heated.
  6. Serve hot with garlic toast.

Usually I make pasta in red sauce or white sauce, this is the first time I made using cream & spinach. It was a wonderful & fork licking dish. Pasta won hands down. Everyone loved the pasta & V also said that this is the best pasta I ever made. Thank you Vidhya for such a wonderful treat.

Sending Spinach Macaroni Pasta to Presto Pasta Nights, a weekly event hosted by Kirsten of Kirsten’s Kitchen to Yours. This event was initially started by Ruth of Once upon a Feast. I’ve been waiting for a chance to participate in this event as I love pasta & this was a great platform to come across awesome pastas. What a virtual treat!