Pasta with Spinach Sauce

Pasta with Spinach Sauce

This healthyPasta with Spinach Sauceis a super easy weeknight meal that will get your kids eating spinach! It is easy to make and tasty, so add this one to your recipe list!

Pasta with Spinach Sauce on the skillet topped with cherry tomatoes

This Pasta with Spinach Sauce is a quick and easy meatless dinner! The creamy spinach sauce is bursting with flavor, and the addition of sweet peas and cherry tomatoes adds extra flavor, color, and a nutrient boost.

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or just looking for a tasty and filling Meatless Monday meal, you wont be disappointed. I make it almost weekly and my toddler cant get enough of it.

Main Ingredients

Pasta. Any kind of pasta can be used in this recipe.

Veggies.I use sweet peas and cherry tomatoes. Asparagus, zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, and Brussel sprouts could be used instead.

Sauce ingredients. Fresh baby spinach, garlic, olive oil, nutritional yeast, coconut milk, salt, and pepper.

How to Make Pasta with Spinach Sauce

1. In the food processor (or a blender), combine the baby spinach, garlic, olive oil, coconut milk, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper and blend until smooth.

2. Bring a large pot of water up to the boil. Add some salt and pasta. Cook according to the package instructions. Steam peas* or other vegetables you wish to use.

3. Pour the spinach sauce into a large skillet and cook over medium-low heat for about 4-5 minutes. Add the drained pasta and stir everything well. Use some reserved pasta water or coconut milk to thin the sauce, if needed. Taste and adjust the seasonings.

4. Stir in the sweet peas. Serve immediately, garnished with cherry tomatoes.

* PRO TIP: When boiling pasta, place a metal strainer or colander on top and cook the peas in the same water.

Recipe Variations

You can use kale instead of spinach in this recipe. In this case, I would suggest you increase the cooking time in Step 3 to 7-10 minutes, adding hot water from the pasta to thin the sauce as necessary.

Add basilto the sauce. If you have fresh basil to hand, add 3-5 leaves to the sauce. It adds a great flavor!

Add soaked cashews or pine nutsto the spinach sauce. These nuts complement the sauce and add extra creaminess and crunch. Youll need about 1/4 cup of nuts.

How to Store and Reheat

Store refrigerated, in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop, adding a little bit of water to prevent sticking and to help revive the pasta.

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Pasta with Spinach Sauce

This healthy Pasta with Spinach Sauce is a super easy weeknight meal that will get your kids eating spinach! It is easy to make and tasty, so add this one to your recipe list!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta with spinach recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 685kcal
Author Tania Sheff

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fusilli pasta or other kind
  • 1 cup peas fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

For the Sauce

  • 3 oz. baby spinach
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  • In the food processor (or a blender), combine the baby spinach, garlic, olive oil, coconut milk, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper and blend until smooth.
  • Bring a large pot of water up to the boil. Add some salt and pasta. Cook according to the package instructions. Steam peas* or other vegetables you wish to use.
  • Pour the spinach sauce into a large skillet and cook over medium-low heat for about 4-5 minutes. Add the drained pasta and stir everything well. Use some reserved pasta water or coconut milk to thin the sauce, if needed. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  • Stir in the sweet peas. Serve immediately, garnished with cherry tomatoes.

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Notes

*PRO TIP:When boiling pasta, place a metal strainer or colander on top and cook the peas in the same water.

HOW TO STORE AND REHEAT

Store refrigerated, in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop, adding a little bit of water to prevent sticking and to help revive the pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2453IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 5mg

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