Creamy Spinach Pasta Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A lovely change from the usual tomato sauce. It's even better when topped off with nicely browned fresh mushrooms!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute garlic in butter over very low heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Add wine, bring to a boil, add spinach and reduce heat to low.
  3. Add cream cheese and stir until melted.
  4. Add milk, increase heat to medium high and stir until sauce is smooth and heated through.
  5. Remove from heat, add Parmesan and stir until cheese melts.
  6. Serve over hot, drained pasta.
Most Helpful

Great for a quick meal. I used fresh spinach from the weekly CSA share--about 2 good handfuls, torn up and chopped up 2 shallots that went in with the garlic. Vermouth instead of white wine as that's what I use--it doesn't go bad once you open like wine does. Used 4 Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb cheese wedges instead of cream cheese, and fat free milk, not evaporated. Added in a few shakes of salt and pepper and tossed with whole wheat fettuccini.

sbc1023 July 02, 2013

This was fabulous! I used fresh spinach, shallots and green garlic.(Farmers delivery this week.) Fresh grated parmesan, salt and fresh ground pepper. Made as a side dish, would definitely stand on it's own as a main course. Thanks, will make again.

kmart1605 June 08, 2011

Very good! I scaled the recipe down for two, added shallots with the garlic and lemon juice with the wine. Delicious!

stonecoldcrazy December 07, 2009