Fusilli With Glorious Green Spinach Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

Adapted from a 2006 issue of BBC Good Food - you may wish to serve this with a dollop of tomato pasta sauce like I do. If you think it may be to cloying just reduce the amount of mascarpone cheese or serve ir as a side.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to pack instructions.
  2. Place 1/2 spinach in food processor.
  3. Add garlic, mascarpone, lemon juice and parmesan.
  4. Whizz to a smooth sauce.
  5. Drain pasta and return to pot over low heat.
  6. Stir in sauce, pinenuts and remaining spinach.
  7. Cook till spinach has just wilted.
  8. season and serve with extra parmesan.
Most Helpful

Delicious. The perfect side to oven-baked chicken parmesan. Easy to make, too. I may try a mix of spinach and fresh basil next time. Thanks for this keeper.

Outta Here May 25, 2012

I made this for a elderly lady and her friend today and it was really tasty. I did add a whole lemon, a little more garlic and pasta water to thin in out as the other reviewer mentioned. I just like my sauce a little thinner. I seasoned with salt and fresh ground black pepper and for the ladies I cooked a large chicken breast and thin sliced it on top of the dish. Very nice, thx

SarasotaCook February 21, 2010

This is really good. I did add a wee bit more garlic (just love the stuff) and a 1/2 cup of the pasta water, plus the juice of a whole lemon, which was a small one, to the sauce, as it seemed a tad thick. Made for Everyday Holiday Tag. :)

Lori Mama February 17, 2010