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Spinach Sauce with Mascarpone and Pine Nuts

Creamy, dreamy, and perfect for a summer's dish of pasta, either fresh or dried.

  • ( Scored 5 on 1 reviews )

Nina:

I love this sauce - always on the hunt for something easy and quick, and most importantly, a way to sneak in some greens that my kids otherwise shy aw...

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A quick prep time allows this quick pasta sauce recipe to easily become part of your go-to sauce recipes for a weekday pasta dinner.  Your prep time includes cooking spinach (if you're in a time crunch, you can always opt to buy pre-cooked spinach and use that in place of fresh spinach), squeezing out excess water, and toasting pine nuts.  

That's it - then you're on your way to a delicious fresh pasta dressing for either handmade or dried pasta.  For an extra zing, try a little bit of lemon juice or zest on top for an even more exciting flavor experience.  Your dinner table participants will be thrilled by a bit of color on their plates and palates!

Ingredients

for 4 servings

Spinach and Pine Nut Sauce ingredients

  • Spinach 450 grams
  • Mascarpone cheese 450 grams
  • Parmesan cheese (Grated) 115 grams
  • Salt as needed
  • Black Pepper as needed
  • Pine nuts 100 grams

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Preparation

for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 2

Boil the spinach and make cheese blend

Wash spinach thoroughly, set aside.

Bring large pot of salted water to boil.  Add washed spinach, and boil until cooked through and reduced in volume.

Drain spinach, and squeeze the water out of the boiled spinach.  Blend the spinach until it becomes creamy.  

Mix creamed spinach with room-temperature Mascarpone. Add grated Parmesan cheese and mix well with a fork.

Step

2

Of 2

Finish the sauce and dress pasta

In small skillet, heat and toast pine nuts until lightly golden.  Remove from heat, set aside.

When the cheese and spinach sauce is well mixed, add the toasted pine nuts. Transfer to a pan with a small amount of oil. Heat to thicken the sauce. Adjust to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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Reviews

Nina Thursday 16th of April 2020

Creamy and dreamy

I love this sauce - always on the hunt for something easy and quick, and most importantly, a way to sneak in some greens that my kids otherwise shy away from. But they love this one!

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