Eats: Spinach Pasta Sauce

10:32 AM


When we went to Chicago a few weeks back, I really wanted to make sure that we used up all of the produce in our house, because I hate wasting food. I had no idea how I was going to get through 1 1/2 bags of spinach come Thursday night, when we were leaving Friday after work. I decided to make it into sauce, so that I could just make a pasta once we got back. See? Sometimes I have good ideas. Sometimes.

12 oz  of spinach
1 onion, roughly chopped
2 tsp olive oil
2-3 cloves of garlic, sliced
3/4 cup of goat milk (reg milk will work fine too)
Parmesan cheese, salt & pepper to taste

Heat the oil up in a large pan, and add the garlic and onion and cook until translucent. Add the spinach and saute until it is wilted. Next, put the veggies in a blender and blend with the milk, adding the cheese, salt and pepper to taste.

This made about 12 oz of sauce, and I just stuck it in the fridge until we were ready to eat it (about 4 days). Then, I made a basic veggie pasta, and it was pretty good! I think what I like most about spinach, is that it tends to taste like whatever else you cook it with, so you can add things like basil to make it have more of a pesto flavor, or spices to make it hot. Plus, spinach is all kinds of good for you.


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13 Musings

  1. Oh my goodness! That looks so delicious! My mom sometimes will make a spread just like that, except she uses it more as a dip or spread. But, the looks de-lish!

    Ashley B.

  2. Sara, that was so smart of you! Woo Hoo Love it! What a way not to waste. I love pasta and this would be great mixed in. Gotta try!

  3. Yum! I love spinach - we just had some for dinner last night in fact!

  4. Mmm... delicious. When cooked, spinach shrinks tremendously. And, as you say, it picks up the flavors of other ingredients. Plus, it builds big muscles like Popeye!

  5. Ooh, smart. I have a pathological problem with wasting food, too. Maybe it comes from having parents who grew up poor after the war.

  6. Smart thinking!! I like that you don't waste food, and I like that you make delicious looking food!!

  7. Oh this sounds perfect at our house! I must try!

  8. Love how you made this. Its so pretty and healthy looking too!

  9. I am not a spinach person; but this I find incredibly appealing!


  10. That sounds like a great take on pesto! I'll have to try it soon :)

  11. That looks yummy! I love spinach with pasta. I don't eat pasta much anymore but use spaghetti squash often instead. I have gluten free pasta as a treat once in awhile.

  12. Two of my favourite things combined to make the perfect meal here.


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