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Spinach and Garlic Penne Pasta

Spinach and Garlic Penne Pasta

Spinach and garlic! If you would ask me I would say never cook spinach without garlic. It just doesn’t feel right. Am I the only one around that feels this way? Anyone?

They are a perfect match.

The truth is until this year I haven’t eaten spinach other than the way my dear mom makes it and to be honest I wanted something new. And because I absolutely love pasta, here you have it.

Spinach and Garlic Penne Pasta

Absolute flavor madness!

And it is also lazy people proof. It took me a bit under 15 minutes to make it. So there’s no excuse for you. Bon appetit!

Spinach and Garlic Penne Pasta

Spinach and Garlic Penne Pasta
Serves: 2
  • Penne Pasta
  • a handful of spinach leaves, washed and chopped
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of double cream
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Bring a big pot of water to a boil. Once the water is boiling drop in the pasta and cook al dente. If you are having trouble making pasta check this little tutorial.
  2. Heat up about a tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick pan and fry the garlic for a couple of minutes. Be careful not to burn it. Add the butter, let it melt and then add the spinach. Cook the spinach for about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
  3. When the pasta is done, save a cup of the cooking water and then drain the pasta.
  4. On top of the spinach pour the double cream and season everything with salt and pepper. Add the pasta in the pan with the sauce and stir. Cook for another half a minute to a minute. If you feel the sauce is too thick add a bit of the water you saved earlier.
  5. Serve immediately. Bon appetit!


  1. So simple, but sounds delicious, I can’t wait to try this pasta!

  2. I would so like this plate of pasta right now! Yum

  3. I’m in the states and don’t know if I’ll be able to find double cream. Do you know if I can substitute anything for it?

    This looks amazing!

    • Hey Dorothy,

      Double cream has 48% fat, so anything that is close to that should be great. I think you can even go with sour cream that has 25% fat. It all depends on the taste, if you like sour cream or not.

      Let me know how it went!

  4. What else can be used as a sub for the cream?

    • Hey Veronica,

      Do you mean a sub for the double cream? If yes, then you can go with sour cream that has 25% fat.

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