Fresh Spinach Pesto Pasta

I don’t know about you, but it seems like Thursday is the hardest day of the week to cook dinner.
I am usually ready for the weekend and running short on ideas.
If you’re looking for something super scrumptious and incredibly easy for dinner tonight, try my fresh Spinach Pesto Pasta and you’ll have dinner on the table in 10 minutes!
The vivid green color lets you know it is super fresh and believe it or not, this is the best way I have found to serve spinach to kids, they gobble it down!

Spinach Pesto Pasta
3 packed cups fresh baby spinach
1 pound of cheese stuffed tortellini or penne pasta
4 ounces cream cheese
1 clove garlic
½ cup grated parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
Salt to taste
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

Boil pasta in salted water until al dente stage, drain pasta and reserve ½ cup of cooking water. Combine spinach, garlic, parmesan cheese and cream cheese in food processor until it is creamy. Add spinach pesto to pasta and a small amount of pasta water to loosen the sauce. Sprinkle on additional parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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3 Responses to Fresh Spinach Pesto Pasta

  1. Pingback: Fresh Spinach Pesto Pasta | loriefangio

  2. Lara Dulaney says:

    Lorie…this looks easy and yummy–two great reasons for me to try this. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the late in the week dinner idea.

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