Conchiglie spinach pasta is very easy to make, flavorful and perfect for a quick dinner. I have actually made basic white sauce/bechamel sauce and have add few tablespoons of cream to the sauce to make it creamy. Then added finely chopped spinach to it, to make a delicious creamy spinach sauce. You can use any pasta for this but I love conchiglie pasta. What I love about this conchiglie/shell pasta is that it holds the sauce well and that tastes heavenly. Today we will learn how to make creamy spinach pasta following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Wash and chop spinach finely.
Bring plenty of water to boil with a little salt. Once the water starts boiling, add the pasta and stir well. Keep stirring now and then, so that it does not stick together. Turn off the heat, once the pasta is tender but not mushy. Reserve a little water and drain the rest of the water. Our conchiglie pasta is ready. (You can use any type of pasta for this recipe).
Heat olive oil or butter, add finely chopped garlic and saute for a few minutes.
Add all purpose flour (maida) and cook on low heat stirring continuously for 1-2 minutes until the rawness of the flour goes. Do not brown it.
Slowly add a cup of milk stirring continuously so that it does not form lumps. Once the milk starts to thicken slightly, add cream, finely chopped spinach, pepper powder, oregano powder, salt required and dry basil powder.
Cook stirring on low heat until the sauce is smooth and a little thick.
Once the sauce it done, add hot pasta to it. If the sauce is too thick, you can add a little reserved pasta water and cook for a few more seconds.
Add grated cheese and remove from heat. Enjoy it warm. I am sure your family will love this.
Note – You can also use wheat flour. When the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce in that time.
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