Spinach Parmesan with Pasta

Sena Wilson

By
@ceodau

Pasta dishes are always a hit at our house. This is a good recipe for those who favor vegetable dishes for dinner, or for others as a side dish. You can do it all in one pan! If you like bacon, crumble some cooked bacon on top for an extra treat. It is rich in flavor so serve with some homemade bread and you will have a full meal.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Creamy, cheesy, easy, and quick. Just how we like a recipe! This will be great as a side or main dish. We added some bacon bits as Sena suggested and it really brought another depth of flavor. Try this with some grilled chicken too. It's so good!

Ingredients

4 Tbsp
butter
2 c
cooked penne pasta
2 c
milk
1 c
heavy cream or half and half
3 Tbsp
flour
3/4 c
onion, chopped
1/2 c
sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
3 clove
garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
white pepper
pinch of fresh nutmeg
1 1/2 c
fresh Parmesan, grated
9 oz
frozen spinach, defrosted and drained

Step-By-Step

1Melt the butter in a large sauté pan or skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until tender; add chopped garlic.
2Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring to dissolve the flour. Add the cream, milk, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and cook over medium-low heat until sauce is thickened.
3Add drained spinach (be sure all water is removed from spinach) and sun-dried tomatoes; combine all ingredients together.
4Stir in 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese and mix sauce; add cooked pasta to sauce. Remove from heat.
5Serve in a casserole dish and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese on top.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy