Gluten free spinach pesto pasta
I love making quick pasta recipes that will satisfy my kids and myself. I sometimes use gluten free pasta made with quinoa but you can use any type of pasta you would like. If you haven’t made your own pesto sauce before I urge to try this gluten free spinach pesto pasta, it is super simple and you can make changes to cater to your taste.
If you are like me and love making quick pasta dinner recipes you will love this simple gluten free spinach pesto pasta.
Instead of incorporating the chopped spinach to the processor I added it to the saute pan. You can do either one, they will both end up with great results. For me adding it to the pan was just as easy.
You can also do a mixture of heavy cream, half and half or just add some milk of choice to reduce the calories. I am never concerned that much in lowering calories because for the most part we eat pretty healthy so using heavy cream once in a while it is not a concern for us.
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Anyhow, I hope you get to make this simple yet super tasty gluten free spinach pesto pasta. A great meatless dinner recipe that is ready in just about 20 minutes.
Gluten free spinach pesto pasta
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 6 servings
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 1 lb gluten free pasta, or any other pasta
- 16 oz frozen chopped spinach, thaw out and liquid squeezed
- 1 cup heavy cream, or half and half
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 4 oz fresh basil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup Parmegiano Reggiano cheese
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp celtic salt
Cook pasta according to package instructions.
In your food processor add in the cheeses, olive oil, garlic, basil and salt. Pulse until the mixture comes together, just like in the picture.
In a saute pan add the pesto followed by the cream, milk and chopped spinach. Stir until you obtain a creamy mixture. Add the pasta and combine. Serve immediately.
NOTE: If your sauce is too thick for your liking add more milk to it until you obtain your desired consistency. Also you can add some pepper flakes and extra grated cheese before serving!
Your recipe, although probably very tasty, is missing parts…. your wrote, “In your food processor and the cheeses,…..” do you mean to put something in AND then the cheese, etc. Also in the second paragraph, the same problem, “In a saute pan and the pesto….”, you must mean for something to be put IN the pan AND also the pesto, etc.
I have enjoyed many of your recipes – especially the sweet treats with the chocolate (however I disagree on microwaving the coconut oil — once the chocolate is hot, the coconut oil melts without any problem).
Keep up the good work and thanks for the great recipes. :-)
Oh thanks, will make some corrections!! Yes you can do that too w/ the coconut oil. Which ever you like best :-) Thanks for stopping by!
I just love pesto and think it’s great you made it with spinach! A fun way to sneak in more veggies for the kids!
Pasta with basil pesto is one of our go-to quick meals. I’d love to try it with this spinach pesto instead!
Yum! This looks FANTASTIC. Passing this on to my sister who cooks gluten free for her family.
All the flavors sounds great altogether! I love that its gluten free! Thank you for sharing this fun recipe.
Great idea with the spinach pesto, it sounds delicious!
I just love simple and flavorful pasta dishes like this one! It looks delicious! :)