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Creamy Spinach Pasta

Creamy Spinach Pasta

Creamy Spinach Pasta

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.
3.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people


For Pasta

  • 6 oz penne pasta approx. 2 cups uncooked
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt

For Sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour plain flour, maida
  • 1 tsp dry basil
  • 1 tsp Italian herb mix
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes adjust to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 oz chopped spinach, just the leaves, about 2 cups


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt and oil. After water boils add the pasta.Cook the pasta until it is tender this will take about 10 minutes. Drain the water and set pasta aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pour the sauce over pasta and toss.


Serve pasta with crusty bread, Vegetable Soup, and Spinach Couscous Salad
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42 thoughts on “Creamy Spinach Pasta

  1. I am Italian and we don’t know fettuccine Alfredo, that’s Italian American, but this recipe looks good. Spinach and cream is a natural combination. If you can find it try stracchino cheese instead of mozzarella – it’s a perfect match (it’s fatter than mozzarella, so maybe you could reduce the cream).

    1. I should clarify – a pasta similar to “fettuccine Alfredo” is fetteccine al burro, which is just fettuccine with burro, parmesan and little else, a dish that you will never find in a restaurant. The American recipe takes its roots from similar but more elaborate pasta dish made by a Roman innkeeper, Alfredo, which then got popular in the USA with some changes. But if you go to Italy and ask of fettuccine alfredo, nobody knows what you are talking about.

      Anyway I will try this dish, but I will use stracchino! You can also put stracchino in pizza, it’s fantastic especially with pesto.

  2. Hi Manjula aunty,
    i just tried the creamy spinach pasta recipe. It has come out really well even though I replaced cream with boiled milk. As today was just another boring day.. I needed something simple n different for dinner.. ur recipe has simply n mind blowingly made our night. Myself n hubby liked it a lot..
    Thanks a lot n hats off for ur efforts.

  3. The sauce was excellent, thanks for the recipe. But it was not creamy( I did not use heavy cream and used cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella ) is this the reason ??

  4. 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

  5. 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…..

  6. 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….

  7. This is a wonderful Italian-inspired dish, in which I added a few artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes, as well as a few diced water chestnuts for a bit of crunch.

    I like this recipe served with a crusty artisan bread and my olive oil dipping sauce, which contains: EVOO; balsamic vinegar; shredded Romano or Parmesan; fresh garlic and basil; and a few red pepper flakes.

    Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe. I found the best cream at my local Hispanic market in the deli. It’s called “cream favorita.”

    Bon appetit!

  8. Namaste Aunty,

    Thank you for sharing such amazing recipes.

    I made the creamy spinach pasta for my family, and everyone just loved it, and I loved watching them relish it. Just wanted to pass the compliments that I got, to you..

  9. Hi Aunty,
    Can I substitute heavy cream with something else?
    Let me know.
    If not then let me know which brand heavy cream to use and where can i bug it ?


  10. Hi Aunty,

    The Creamy Spinach Pasta looks really yummy. Thanks for such a delicious looking recipe. However, I would like to know what heavy cream do you use? where did you buy it from? Let me know the brand even.


    – Priya

  11. I think instead of mozzarella cheese I would use parmesan cheese a’s it will make the sauce not stringy. And to make a white sauce for a cheese sauce I would use a roux – which is melt butter (not ghee as that will impart a ghee flavor and then add the flour.

  12. hello Auntie,

    I am a regular follower of your website….anything that i have to prepare…first i check your receipe and then i cook it…and trust me all have turned so well…today i made Creamy Spinach Pasta….I used some corn along with Spinach….and it was yum…..!!!!

    Thanks so much auntie for posting this recipe.

    Just one request…please post some more recipes of eggless baking…brownies..chocolate making and candy making…Please make a new section of Baking & Confectionary…..that would be wonderful.

    Thanks so much !!!!
    Arti verma Kanaujia

  13. hello manjula aunty,
    i have been regular follower of ur site & have learnt the delicious recipes from u . Could u help me by telling that how do you clean your cooking range as it shines very brightly . please ………..help me

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