Pasta With Creamy Spinach Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This simple pasta dish has a mild and comforting flavor, with or without the garlic. Serve with a cherry tomato, cucumber and bell pepper salad tossed with balsamic vinaigrette.


  1. Bring large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon salt and spinach- Cook 1 minute.
  3. Using slotted spoon, remove spinach (reserve water for pasta) and transfer to bowl of cold water.
  4. Drain and squeeze dry.
  5. Chop coarsely.
  6. Bring spinach water back to a boil. Meanwhile, in food processor fitted with steel blade, mince garlic if using.
  7. Add cottage cheese and blend until fairly smooth.
  8. Add cooked spinach and milk and blend until smooth.
  9. Add nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to shallow serving bowl.
  10. Add pasta to boiling water, stirring to prevent sticking.
  11. Cook until just tender, about 10 minutes- Drain well.
  12. Add pasta to bowl with spinach sauce and toss to coat.
  13. Sprinkle with Parmesan and toss again.
  14. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

This was pretty yummy. Both me and my BF liked it a lot. It is more filling than expected because my sauce turned out pretty thick and creamy (I toyed with the percentage of ingredients), so I might use next pasta next time so it's not as overwhelming a meal. I also used a little more nutmeg than called for and found it worked nicely. I also added a little Parmesan to the mix. I used frozen spinach because it's all I had and it worked alright. I'd certainly make this again!

Novice Cooking Boy April 19, 2010

Good comfort food. I add extra parmesan with salt, lots of garlic powder and crushed red pepper for flavor.

Eat Your Vegetables! November 30, 2008

We thought this was good. A little bland tho. I felt like it needed something but not sure what. Used whole wheat pasta and added more salt and parmesan. Not so sure if I'll make this again.

Ilysse May 22, 2008

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