Creamed spinach pasta

Creamed spinach pasta

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • Meat-free
  • 5 minutes
  • 20 minutes

Who doesn't love creamed spinach? In this time-saving method, you make a cheese sauce, then stir chopped spinach through it. Now how about stirring it into a big ol' bowl of pasta?


  • 100 g butter
  • 50 g cake flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 100 g Cheddar cheese
  • 200 g spinach, washed
  • 500 g penne, cooked al dente

Cooking Instructions

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan.

2. Whisk in the flour.

3. Gradually whisk the milk in and season.

4. Add the bouquet garni and simmer very gently. Season with salt and pepper.

5. After about 5 minutes, remove the bouquet garni and whisk in the cheese.

6. Chop the spinach very finely or blitz in a blender until chunky.

7. Stir the raw spinach into the sauce.

8. Simmer for five minutes, then stir in the pasta. Serve immediately.

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Photographs: Jan Ras
Production: Khanya Mzongwana
Food assistant: Ellah Maepa

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