Spinach Sauce for Pasta

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a great after-work recipe when things are running late. It takes just 15 minutes from beginning to end if you get your water boiling for the pasta as soon as you walk in the door. This makes enough sauce for about 1 pound of pasta, the variety is up to you! I serve this with crusty bread and a quickly tossed green salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat, in hot butter, cook spinach and salt 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low; add remaining ingredients; mix sauce well; cook sauce until just heated through, do not boil!


Most Helpful

If you like green food, this is for you! I made this together with my two youngest Dornettes last night, and in spite of their "but it's green!" comment, supper was a success! I used a huge bunch of fresh spinach and chiffonaded it with my mezzaluna before cooking it in the butter. I added just a dash of Hungarian paprika. We had these with tri-color fusilli and a tall glass of chocolate milk to wash it down. Comfort food all the way! Thanks Jude!

Mirj November 04, 2003

It was good, my DH and I loved it! I added chicken, lil bit Italian seasoning, and garlic. Thanks for sharing.

zafellagalstaun September 21, 2016

This is wonderful. I was looking for a recipe to use both leftover pasta and spinach for a simple lunch, but didn't want a heavy alfredo. This was light and mild, but good. For the onion-lovers, I sauteed onions to add. I also threw in a few sundried tomatoes.

annlouise November 26, 2011

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