Spaghetti With Creamy Spinach and Tarragon

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Cream cheese melts in the heat of the pasta to form the sauce. The fresh spinach gives it a delicate flavor. Serve it with some warm garlic bread and salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove any tough stems from the spinach.
  2. In a large frying pan, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
  3. Add scallions and tarragon and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the spinach and salt and stir until wilted.
  5. Simmer until the liquid evaporates from the spinach about 5 minutes.
  6. Cook spaghetti in salted water, until just done, about 12 minutes.
  7. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water.
  8. Drain spaghetti and toss with 3/4 cup of the pasta water, spinach mixture, cream cheese, parsley, Parmesan, and pepper.
  9. If the sauce seems too thick, add more of the reserved pasta water.
Most Helpful

Fantastic!! I was looking for a recipe to use some of the tons of spinach I have in my garden and this one is a winner! I will certainly make this one again!

martiniswiller June 24, 2002

I don't often use tarragon, but this recipe convinced me that I should do so more often.

Is This Really Necessary June 21, 2002

Loved this! The sauce is very creamy and the tarragon compliments the dish perfectly! Thanks Miss Annie for a great vegetarian dish!

yooper May 07, 2002