Thursday, August 15, 2013

Garlic Butter and Spinach Pasta

When one dish has four of my favorite things: garlic, butter, spinach, and pasta, I immediately had to try this dish! Even Andrew, who has a pretty limited pallet, got seconds. I could make this over and over again. If you love butter and love garlic, you will LOVE this! Even if you don't love spinach, it's a good way to sneak it into your meal without much taste/overload. I could almost eat this without Parmesan cheese on top... which is saying a lot for me. This is great as a main meal, or could be a hearty side.

  • 1 lb. pasta (I used spaghetti in this picture but used bow tie in Parmesan Crusted Chicken)
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 8 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 large bunch of basil
  • 1 large bunch baby spinach
  • 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Cook the pasta according to directions on the package
  2. Chop basil and spinach
  3. Set skillet over medium low heat and melt the butter
  4. Add garlic and cook for 4 minutes, stirring
  5. Add the basil and spinach to butter and garlic, stirring so everything gets evenly covered
  6. Stir for two minutes to let the herbs wilt down
  7. Sprinkle with salt
  8. Make sure pasta is drained, and add to the butter (or add butter to the pasta pan)
  9. Toss again with salt and a little pepper
  10. Mix one more time to make sure everything is even
  11. Top with Parmesan


Original recipe here (checkout her idea for leftovers! Sounds yum)  

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