I told Pat I was making pasta with spinach and cream cheese and he said how about not doing that.
I kept telling him it was wonderful as I defrosted the spinach, and whirled it and the cream cheese in the food processor.
He reluctantly tried it. After taking a small bite, he began raving about how much he liked it.
It’s a great, quick meal and I think the taste is a little unexpected.
I saw Giada De Laurentis make this a few years ago and over time I have changed it up. Sometimes I throw in a little goat cheese. Sometimes it’s frozen spinach, sometimes fresh.
Spinach and Cream Cheese Pasta
adapted from Giada De Laurentis
6 oz whole wheat pasta cooked al dente
1/2 cup pasta water reserved
2 oz cream cheese
10 oz spinach, defrosted and drained well
Place cream cheese and spinach with a few tbsp of reserved water in food processor and blend well. Add pasta and cream cheese mixture into pan over low flame. Mix well. Remove from heat after 1-2 min and serve.