Spinach Pasta Recipes

Exotic Spinach Pasta Recipes That'll Please All and Sundry

If you thought spinach could only taste bitter, then here is a shocker for you. Not only does spinach make pasta taste better, it also goes a long way in making the dish a lot more healthy and nutritious.
The power of spinach is well-known to the whole world. This green leafy vegetable is a rich source of iron. However, it's strong bitter aftertaste is what makes it a challenging food dish for most mothers to make it a popular dish on dinner tables. Sadly, Popeye only stops at providing entertainment with the super-human power he draws from eating spinach and he totally fails to convince children to eat it. To make this nutritious vegetable an integral part of your child's diet it's important that it's cooked with a little extra deliberation. Preparing spinach pasta is one brilliant way of making your child eat this high in nutrition veggie. Let's see what are some of the quick recipes that you can cook up to make this regular vegetable taste a little bit exotic.

Spinach Pasta from Scratch

Ingredients
  • 140 grams of fresh spinach
  • 350 grams of pasta of your choice
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt as per taste
Directions
  • Blanche and dry the spinach bunches.
  • Boil the pasta till its soft and fluffy.
  • Meanwhile, chop the spinach and discard it's stem.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, pour the olive oil in a skillet and put the chopped spinach in it, with dried chillies and cloves of garlic.
  • Now add the pasta with a little water and add the grated cheese to the skillet.
  • As the cheese begins to melt and the pasta gets more creamy, sprinkle some black pepper and add a pinch of salt as per taste.
Creamy Spinach Pasta

Ingredients
  • 500 grams dried pasta spirals
  • 50 grams coarse fresh white breadcrumbs
  • Finely grated lemon zest
  • Finely chopped garlic clove
  • Handful of chopped parsley
  • 225 grams bag baby leaf spinach
  • 200 ml tub half-fat fresh cream
Directions
  • Cook the pasta by boiling it in water with a pinch of salt till its soft and fluffy.
  • On a preheated grill, roast the breadcrumbs, by stirring them for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Season the breadcrumbs with lemon zest, parsley and garlic.
  • Add the spinach and fresh cream to the drained pasta, till the spinach leaves become limp.
  • Divide the pasta in bowls and garnish it with breadcrumbs, while serving.
Spinach Tomato Pasta

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
  • 50 grams spinach leaves, blanched and dried
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 150 grams pasta of your choice
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, as per taste
Directions
  • Boil the pasta till its soft and fluffy, in salty water.
  • In a skillet, heat the olive oil and sauté the tomatoes, garlic and spinach, till the spinach leaves become wilted.
  • Now add the pasta to it and stir it for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the grated cheese and let it melt over the heat, which will make the pasta creamy.
  • Bring it down from the heat and serve it hot..
Spinach and Chicken Pasta

Ingredients
  • 500 grams fresh spinach
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 150 grams dry pasta shells
  • 400 grams boneless chicken breast halves, grilled
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper as per taste
Directions
  • Cook the spinach in chicken broth till the leaves become limp.
  • Once the spinach is cooked, drain the broth and save it.
  • In a preheated skillet, sauté the garlic cloves till they are golden-brown.
  • Add the spinach, diced pieces of chicken, salt and pepper to the skillet.
  • Now add the boiled pasta to the skillet and slowly add the saved chicken broth to make the dish runny.
  • Serve this dish immediately with Parmesan cheese.
There are so many creamy spinach pasta dishes that you can create and experiment with. Kids prefer something creamy over a dry plain vegetable. A dish has to be flavored to entice its eaters. Try some of these incredible dishes tonight and serve it hot to enjoy it to its best!