Pasta with Creamy tomato sauce and spinach

Do you have 15-20 minutes to prepare dinner? You do? Well this is the next thing you should really prepare….no joke it is that good!! The pictures I was able to get don’t do this dish justice but I felt I had to post this recipe anyways.

I really don’t know why I haven’t posted this simple and delicious creamy tomato pasta recipe before. It is one of those recipes that take 15-20 minutes to make but it tastes like you spend at least an hour preparing it.

This creamy tomato pasta is not only comforting, creamy but super tasty. To me anything to do with cream is comforting to eat….just not too much of it though……a little goes a long way!!

I think this pasta dish could be one of my top five favorite pastas. It kind of resembles a bit this other creamy cajun pasta a made a while back, which by the way it is also super awesome. You just need a good quality cajun seasoning blend, and if it is home made even better :-)

Pasta is a big food staple at our house hold. I am sure we eat pasta at least twice a week. It is ok with me, not so much for my hubby…. but oh well. I just find it super versatile, easy to make, fast, nutritious and cheap :-) What else could I ask for right?

Anyhow I hope you try this pasta dish, because like I said, it is tasty, easy and fast to prepare. You will be done is just 20 minutes….I promise….



Pasta with Creamy tomato sauce and spinach

Yield: 4-6 servings



Makes 4-6 servings

1 lb whole wheat penne, You can use any other type of pasta
2 14 oz can chopped tomatoes, juice drained
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon pepper flakes, optional
1 10 oz bag fresh spinach
1 cup shredded Romano and Parmesan cheese (You can add any other type of cheese. Sometimes I use a combination of Gorgonzola and Parmesan cheese )
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon of salt or to taste



Cook pasta to aldente stage.

Meanwhile, In a heavy sauce pan, over medium to high heat, place oil and garlic and cook for 1 minute, just until fragrant. Add drained tomatoes, salt and pepper flakes if using. Cook tomatoes for about 8 minutes.

Add cheese and heavy cream and stir. Add more seasoning as need it. (If you find the sauce is too thick for your liking you may add more cream) Turn heat off and add fresh spinach. Toss in the drained cooked pasta and stir to combine.

 Nutrition facts based on 4 servings. This is high in vitamin A, C, thiamin, and fiber.

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  1. I have to try these, soon because these looks soooooo good!

  2. This looks delicious – I went plant strong the end of March and I cleaned out my cookbook shelf to make room for new vegan/plant strong books.

  3. I just made an avocado pasta for dinner last week. Yours turned out stunning looking!!!

  4. This pasta with the avocado sauce looks AMAZING!

  5. Congratulations on your e-books, Miryam! They look incredible. Thanks for sharing the great giveaway and this gorgeous avocado pasta!

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  11. i have never tried avocado pasta but would love to try it.

  12. I love avocado on pasta!! What a great looking dish and thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. This pasta looks so good! I follow you on Pinterest!

  15. The pasta screams freshness and creaminess!

  16. I recently prepared something similar with pumpkin…
    Now, in summer, avocado seems more appropiate :P We’ll try at home!!

    It would be great to have one of the books, following on FB from paula.laenredadera

  17. This looks so ridiculously good!

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  21. Avocado pasta sauce? Sounds amazing!

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  26. I heart avocado!! This pasta dish looks so creamy and good! I think I shall try this for dinner soon!

  27. Looks lovely! I love avocado in just about anything…

  28. Oooh, this sounds delicious! I’ve been meaning to try a creamy avocado pasta recipe, but I had no idea where to start. This sounds wonderful :)

  29. my husband loves avacado, and i have no idea why. this recipe will be a great suprise for him when we come home from our deployment overseas. I hope this ebook will be available on Kindle!!

  30. Hi there! I’m obsessed with your recipes, SO DELISH. I follow you on facebook!

  31. Oh woops. My name is Ciara. I also follow you on pinterest, because if I followed you on instagram, I would always want your recipes and would be very fat.

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  37. FINALLY a creamy avocado pasta without cream cheese – T H A N K Y O U !!!!!!!!! Leanne says job well done, so please pick me for your ebooks :-D

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  39. I really love the idea of avocado with pasta. Well, to be fair – I love the idea of avocado with anything.

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  42. Avocado and Pasta. Two of my favourite things ever! Thanks Miryam.

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    Nice pictures here, too!

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  46. I like most of your recipes. the avocado pasta sounds delicious but has too much fat for me. I am going to try it with low fat milk instead of the cream. Would love to win your cookbooks.

  47. I love avocado and this looks delicious. So do the recipes in the cookbooks. Yum.

  48. Can’t wait to try!!! I have spaghetti squash in the freezer that I am going to have to dethaw!! I follow you on FB, pinterest, twitter!!

  49. Lorena Muñoz
    Te sigo en IG y Facebook!!! ^_^ (me encantaría participar en el concurso)
    Me encantan todas tus recetas!!
    Lo que sí, una duda que me surge. En muchas de tus recetas de repostería usas aceite de coco, pero he visto por varias webs que no es tan sano como ponen porque creo que decían que tiene muchas grasas saturadas y no sé si los usas en vez del de oliva porque el sabor de este ultimo es mas fuerte o no sé.

    Muchas gracias por adelantado!!!

    PD: No sé si tendría que estar escribiendo en ingles para que todos me entendieran jejejeje XD

    • El sorteo ya paso :-) El aceite de coco tiene un componente q hace q se metabolize en el cuerpo differente q las grasas saturadas normales por lo tanto es differente. No es igual q las grasas saturadas normales. Tiene q ver con su composicion quimica con unos “bonds” q se llaman MTC en ingles. No se como se dice en espanol :-)

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