Monday, March 30, 2020

Creamy Garlic Butter Pasta with Spinach


Creamy Garlic Butter Pasta with Spinach




Garlic-Spinach Parmesan Pasta is an easy 20-minute meal that the whole family will enjoy. Filled with fresh mushrooms, spinach, garlic and parmesan, these creamy pastas are bursting with flavor and are ready in no time!

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 8 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings , garnish


Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta following directions on the box.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet or dutch oven.
  3. Add garlic and continue to stir and cook until fragrant; about 30 seconds.
  4. Add spinach; season with salt, pepper, and basil, and cook until spinach is wilted; about 1 to 2 minutes. Depending on the size of your skillet, you might have to cook the spinach down in batches.
  5. Drain cooked pasta and add to the spinach mixture; add cream cheese and milk.
  6. Mix and stir until everything is well incorporated and cream cheese is melted.
  7. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  8. Top with fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings. Enjoy your cooking time!