Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce

Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce

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Yes, pasta can be made healthy too! Here cheesy sauce has been replaced with antioxidant rich spinach. Spaghetti used is also whole wheat, so there is room for a little more fibre.

Red capsicum not only adds, vitamin A and vitamin C, but vibrant red colour also.

The 2 tbsp of cheese added to the recipe can also be avoided. It will yet be equally delicious. Don’t forget to add the oregano and chilli flakes, to experience the true Italian flavour.

This recipe is surely worth a try, especially for kids who otherwise easily turn their heads towards junk foods!

Enjoy how to make Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce recipe - How to make Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Spaghetti In Spinach Sauce
3 cups cooked whole wheat pasta

For The Sauce
4 cups finely chopped spinach (palak)
1/2 tbsp butter
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 cup finely chopped spring onions
1/2 cup thinly sliced red capsicum
2 tbsp grated processed cheese
1 cup milk
salt to taste
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)

Method
For the sauce

    For the sauce
  1. Blanch the spinach in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain and refresh in cold water and blend in a mixer to a smooth purée. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic, spring onions whites and greens and sauté on a medium flame for few minutes.
  3. Add the red capsicum, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the prepared spinach purée, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the cheese, milk and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the spaghetti, oregano and chilli flakes, toss well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. If you wish to serve it later, re-heat the sauce, adding a little milk or water if required and then toss the spaghetti in the sauce. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving

Energy
216 calories.
Protein
8.8 gm.
Carbohydrate
29.3 gm.
Fat
6.2 gm.
Vitamin A
3959.2 mcg
Iron
2.3 mg.
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Reviews

Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce
 on 04 Nov 18 07:36 PM
5

please explain clearly inside video and make for atleast 6 people meALS
Tarla Dalal
05 Nov 18 09:04 AM
   Hi Aheem, Thanks for your suggestion. Also, we have this feature on our recipe page that allows you to customize the recipe for your required number of serving. Check Show me for __ servings
Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce
 on 11 Aug 14 03:23 PM
5

I had always tried pastas in cheese sauce and tomato sauce. But i was glad to try this recipe with spinach sauce. This is a good way of adding iron and vitamin E to our diet. Also the recipe is made in minimal oil and minimal cheese and thus not too high in fat too.
Spaghetti Verdi
 on 08 May 13 10:19 AM
5

Quick and easy recipe....spinach sauce coats really well and its just yummy...