Penne with Creamy Walnut Sauce

Recipe by Sharon123
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring a large covered pot of water to a rapid boil.
  • While the water heats, wash the spinach and transfer it to a separate large pot.
  • The water clinging to the leaves should provide enough moisture to steam it.
  • Cover and cook the spinach on medium-high heat for about 4 minutes, until wilted but still bright green.
  • Drain.
  • In a food processor or blender, combine the spinach, walnuts, cottage cheese, garlic, Parmesan, basil, and salt and puree until smooth, working in batches if necessary.
  • Add pepper to taste and set aside.
  • When the water boils, stir in the pasta, cover, and return to a boil.
  • Then uncover the pot and cook until the pasta is al dente, about 7 minutes.
  • While the pasta cooks, cut the broccoli into spears, blanch it in boiling water to cover until just tender, about 5 minutes, and set it aside.
  • Drain the pasta and serve immediately in individual warmed bowls, topped with spinach-walnut sauce and several steamed broccoli spears.
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, if you wish.
  • Enjoy!
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