Creamy Spinach Pasta

July 15th, 2011 filed under Fusion
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This is a delicious pasta dish with fresh spinach and rich white sauce. It is my version of fettuccini alfredo. Creamy spinach pasta looks and tastes great.

Recipe will serve 2-3.


For Pasta

  • 6 0z penne pasta approx. 2 cups uncooked pasta
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour (plain flour, maida)
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb mix
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes adjust to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 0z chopped spinach without stem about 2 cups


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt and oil.
  2. After water boils add the pasta.
  3. Cook the pasta until it is tender this will take about 10 minutes. Drain the water and set pasta aside.
  4. Heat the oil over medium heat and add all-purpose flour, then stir for a minute. Add basil, Italian herb mix, black pepper, and chili flakes, and stir for another minute.
  5. While stirring slowly add cream making sure there are no lumps. After it comes to a boil, add milk then bring it to a boil again.
  6. Add spinach, mix it well and let it cook for 2-3 minutes stirring continuously, then turn off the heat. Add Mozzarella cheese and stir.
  7. Pour the sauce over pasta and toss.

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30 Responses to “Creamy Spinach Pasta”

  1. Gopali says:

    Hi Mam,

    Wanted to acknowledge my thanks for sharing this recipe. The pasta was just superb with respect to the taste and look.

    Cheers :-) !!!

  2. Gayathri says:

    hello aunty,
    my name is gayathri. i’m 13 yrs old i tried your creamy spinach pasta it cane out very well. but the thing was that that i used a different kind of pasta and it was without cream. but the tastwe was excellent

  3. Raji says:

    Hi mam, I have done …its very nice…without heavy cream i prepared….taste is similar to the pasta which prepared in olive garden….I had this type of pasta 2 years back in US ……currently im in india. i prepared the same…I am so lucky because i got your website ……

    Thank you mam…..Now i wish and try to prepare other dishes also…..

  4. Raji says:

    hi mam,

    is heavy cream needed for this pasta… shall i prepare the pasta without heavy cream. what is the purpose of heavy cream in this..Please let me whether i have to use boiled milk or non boiled milk….

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