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Pasta with Spinach Sauce

Pasta with Creamy Spinach Sauce

Erica Dinho
5 from 22 votes


  • 3 cloves of garlic peeled
  • ½ cup onions diced
  • 1 pound fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • cup feta cheese
  • ¼ cup hot pasta water
  • Salt & ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pound dried penne or other pasta
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • Red hot pepper optional


  • In a fry pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onion and sautué lightly until golden, 5 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic and sautué for 1 minute more.
  • Add the spinach and sautué, stirring, until completely wilted, about 3 minutes. Add the salt and pepper and continue sautuéing for about 2 minutes more.
  • Place the spinach mixture, parsley, feta cheese and cream cheese in a food processor. Add the hot pasta water. Then season with salt and plenty of black pepper.
  • Cook the pasta per package instructions. Drain and toss immediately with the green sauce. Sprinkle red hot pepper on top and serve with asiago or parmesan cheese.
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