My power flavor combinations : spinach, mushroom and garlic come together in this delicious creamy pasta main that is sure to get anyone raving about how awesome of a cook you are. Super easy to whip up in your kitchen and perfect for a weekday meal. Save some leftovers for your weekend movie marathons and you’ll thank your lucky stars you chanced upon this recipe and actually made it.
You can opt to make this vegetarian, its equally amazing that way. I wanted to add a bit of chicken to it, so I did. I love how the color turns out, it looks really beautiful on the plate and tastes as good!
- 5 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 chicken breast, cut into strips
- 190 g mushrooms, sliced (1 small can)
- 4 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 120 g spinach, washed and blanched
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 1 tbsp mixed Italian herbs
- 1 packet fettucine pasta – boiled according to packet instructions
Start off by warming up the oil in a deep nonstick pan. Add in the garlic and chilli flakes and heat till fragrant. This really adds that extra kick later on! Add the chicken and cook until the chicken is done.
Add the mushrooms to the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Set this aside. Blend the milk and spinach together to make your super-healthy spinach based sauce. I used a hand blender but you can use a normal one.
In another pan, start off by making a white sauce (that won’t really be white because we’re going to add a ton of spinach in it! YUM!) Add butter to the pan and once melted, add the flour. Keep the heat to a medium and turn the flour about in the pan till a smooth but crumbly paste. Add the spinachy-milk and keep stirring. Add the stock and keep mixing over heat till the sauce thickens. Add the pepper, Italian herbs and salt to taste.
Take the biggest pan you can find, ahem. And start off by adding the boiled fettucine to the spinach sauce. Add the chicken and mushrooms and mix well. Ta-da! Your green super healthy pasta is done! I don’t think butter and milk are unhealthy and neither should you! Go on and indulge!