Pasta with Creamy Spinach Sauce

Submitted by Jane

I once tried this in an Italian Restaurant and fell in love with it. But since then, I can't find this dish on any other restaurant's menu. I've then decided to try making it myself, and after several trials, I finally got the taste right! So now I'd like to share this meal-for-2 with every spinach lover!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 300g frozen chopped spinach, roughly equals to 8-10 chunks
  • 1 cup Vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon basil or mixed herbs
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 30-50g cheese, finely cut, or shredded
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon wholemeal flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • A pinch of garlic salt
  • 300g spaghetti (or any pasta of your choice), cooked as instructed on pack

Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in deep saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Stir in onion, garlic and herbs, simmer for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add in spinach (defrosted), and cook for about 3-5 minutes..
  4. Pour in vegetable stock, mix well.
  5. Add in cheese, stir well and let it simmer on low heat for about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, mix wholemeal flour and corn flour in the milk, and make sure they are totally diluted.
  7. Pour the flour mixture in and cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened.
  8. Add garlic salt just enough to taste.
  9. Sprinkle some ground pepper over it and serve with the cooked pasta.
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Versatility Note:

  1. I sometimes add in some sliced mushrooms before I add in the spinach, just for the fun of it.
  2. If you are a vegan, try using soya milk and soya cheese or rice cheese to replace the dairy products. If you cannot tolerate wheat, use only corn flour with rice flour.