Tasting pasta with spinach, feta cheese and pine nuts has left me in a fantastic mood after dinner. 🙂
My boyfriend liked this pasta so much he ate it for three days in a row 🙂 In fact, I made enough for a small army so he had no choice – but he didn’t protest at all 🙂
This dish is a very simple one, it is not at all difficult to prepare it.
A nice addition to pasta were the pine nuts. They add a little crunchiness from time to time when you happen upon one in the creamy pasta.
Ingredients for pasta with spinach.
- 450 g of frozen spinach
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 150 g of feta cheese (lactose free)
- 1/8 teaspoon of white pepper
- pack of sea shells pasta (Gnocchi)
- 100 ml of double cream (30%) (lactose free)
- 3 tablespoons of pine nuts
How to prepare spinach and feta pasta.
Pour olive oil into a pan. Add garlic crushed through a press. Fry for a few seconds on low heat. Add thawed spinach and white pepper. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the spinach is slightly fried, add the cream and add the crumbled feta cheese. Cook for the next 3 minutes, stirring thoroughly.
In the meantime, cook the pasta in some water with the addition of a teaspoon of salt. The pasta should be soft after cooking but it should not break up.
Mix the cooked pasta with the sauce. Serve topped with pine nuts.
Good to know when making spinach and feta pasta.
The pasta shells I used had medium size
I used frozen spinach purée so there were no leaves, it had a creamy, uniform consistency. If you buy frozen spinach leaves, after frying the spinach should be blended.
Do you like simple dinner dishes? If so, then try our recipe for Baked potato skins.