Creamy Spinach Pasta with Macaroni – Blog Hop 6

If you have read my first few posts (Focaccia, Spaghetti & Eggless Tiramisu), you would know that Italian is a favorite with both of us & invariably we end up having it on all our special occasions.  This time again for V’s bday, we circumvented to making Italian at home – we started with no Italian this time, to Italian again this time. Such is the love, what can we say!

I chose Creamy Spinach Pasta from Vidhya of Vidhya’s Goodeats for the special dinner. She is my blog hop partner this Wednesday. She has some very interesting & good recipes from World Cuisine on her blog. It was tough to decide what to make. V is partial towards pasta so I chose that & spinach I’ve never used in pasta before so it was going to be a novel experience. I didn’t change the recipe much except omitting eggs & garlic & using dry basil in place of fresh ones. I halved the recipe & used macaroni as I’d a packet at home.

Spinach Macaroni Pasta
Spinach Macaroni Pasta

Creamy Spinach Pasta with Macaroni

Recipe Source – adapted from Vidhya of Vidhya’s Goodeats

Ingredients –

  • 1 packet (180 gms) – Macaroni Pasta
  • 1 Tbsps – Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup – Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 Bunch – Chopped Spinach
  • 1 small – Tomato, cubed
  • 1/2 Tbsp – Dried Basil (use fresh is available)
  • to taste – Salt
  • to taste – Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp – Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 Cup – Cream (I used Amul – 25%)
  • 2 Tbsp – Freshly Grated Cheese

Method –

  1. Cook pasta as per instructions on your package or check here.
  2. Saute onions in olive oil till golden brown.
  3. Stir in spinach, tomato, basil, chilli flakes, salt & pepper. Cook for another 5-8 mins, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add cream & cheese. Allow the gravy to come to a boil.
  5. On low flame, add pasta. Mix well. Cook for 4-5 mins till uniformly heated.
  6. Serve hot with garlic toast.

Usually I make pasta in red sauce or white sauce, this is the first time I made using cream & spinach. It was a wonderful & fork licking dish. Pasta won hands down. Everyone loved the pasta & V also said that this is the best pasta I ever made. Thank you Vidhya for such a wonderful treat.

Sending Spinach Macaroni Pasta to Presto Pasta Nights, a weekly event hosted by Kirsten of Kirsten’s Kitchen to Yours. This event was initially started by Ruth of Once upon a Feast. I’ve been waiting for a chance to participate in this event as I love pasta & this was a great platform to come across awesome pastas. What a virtual treat!

Catch other Blog-Hoppers here to see what they have done for their blog hops. If you wish to join contact Radhika of Tickling Palates. Happy Hopping!!


14 thoughts on “Creamy Spinach Pasta with Macaroni – Blog Hop 6

  1. Glad you finally joined in the Presto Pasta Night fun. Hope to see you at many Friday roundups. Thanks for sharing such a mouth-watering treat.

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