Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Tomato Cream Pasta with Spinach & Peas !


Yet another Pasta dish.. you may get bored with the pasta recipes that I keep posting. But Im not :)
This is one of the yummiest recipes and a little healthy too with the wholewheat pasta and the spinach. Cream is little calorific but once in a while its okay :P 
If you are a pasta lover then please do check out HERE for more than a dozen pasta recipes.. 



INGREDIENTS

  • 75 gms Fusili (or any other pasta of your choice)
  • 200 gms chopped tomatoes from tin (or use 4 tomatoes pureed)
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 - 3 Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 100 gms baby Spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup Cream
  • salt as needed
  • a pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp cruched black pepper
  • 1 tsp mixed dried herbs (oregano, thyem, parsley,basil etc)

STEPS

  • Boil pasta in lots of salted water with some oil until aldente.
  • In a pan heat olive oil and then add garlic , saute in medium flame for a minute.
  • Then add the tinned tomatoes to it and continue sauting.


  • Add some chilli flakes, salt, pepper and dried herbs to it and allow it to cook for 6 - 7 minutes closing the pan.
  • Add the peas  and cook for another 3- 4 minutes.
  • Now add the baby spinach to this.


  • Spinach gets cooked very quickly , may be in a minute or two. 
  • Pour in the cream to the sauce and add the boiled pasta and mix well.
  • Keep the flame in med - low so that the cream will not curdle. 
  • Cook for 2 - 3 minutes till the pasta is well coated and absorbs the flavors, turn off stove.
  • Sprinkle some herbs and shaved parmesan (Parmigiano) when serving.

NOTES

  • Adjust chilli flakes and pepper as per spice level.
  • Can also add some broccoli or other veggies of your choice.
  • Replace the veggies with some chicken or turkey and enjoy it.
  • Do not overcook the spinach.
  • If you dont prefer tinned tomatoes, just blanch the tomatoes and remove the skin and puree them coarsely, and use in the recipe.
  • I didn;t use cheese, but yes top it with lot of grated/shaved parmesan for the authentic Italian flavor.

With Love,

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