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.