Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Pasta with Spinach Pesto Sauce


I was at my friends watching Food Network and immediately had to try this recipe. I love spinach and how could a sauce made with spinach, goat cheese and cream cheese not be amazing? This would be a great dish to whip up for a last minute dinner party; it literally took 10 minutes from start to finish!

Pasta with Spinach Pesto Sauce

10 Ounce Bag Baby Spinach
2 Cloves Garlic, peeled
2 Ounces Goat Cheese, at room temperature
2 Ounces Cream Cheese, at room temperature
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Pound Pasta
2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese

Cook pasta according to directions, reserve some of the pasta water.
While pasta is cooking you can make your sauce. In bowl of food processor mince garlic. Add half of the spinach, goat cheese, cream cheese, salt and pepper and process until smooth and creamy, place in large bowl or serving dish. Roughly chop the remaining spinach and add to bowl. Drain pasta and place into bowl with the pesto sauce and stir to combine, add a little reserved pasta water if sauce it too dry. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

this looks super good (and cheaper than regular pesto)