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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Creamy Spinach Pasta Recipe-Conchiglie-Shell Pasta in Creamy Spinach Sauce

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. 

Creamy Spinach Pasta

Creamy Spinach Shell Pasta

Creamy Spinach Shell Pasta

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Recipe CategoryLunch-Dinner-Pasta
 Recipe CuisineInternational

   Ingredients needed

   Shell pasta or any pasta - 1 cup
   Spinach - 1 cup finely chopped
   Butter - 1 tbsp
   Garlic - 2 tbsp minced
   Flour - 1 tbsp
   Milk - 1 cup
   Cream - 4 tbsp

   Basil - 1/2 tsp
   Oregano - 1/2 tsp
   Pepper powder as needed
   Salt to taste

   Mozerella cheese - 1/4 cup grated


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).

how to cook pasta


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.

easy pasta recipe

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.

Creamy Spinach Pasta Recipe

Cook stirring on low heat until the sauce is smooth and a little thick.

how to make spinach pasta

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.

Conchiglie-Shell Pasta in creamy spinach sauce

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.

If you love pastas, check more Pasta Recipes

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  1. Hi Padhu. If i make it at night and take it to office for lunch, will it be all lumpy or will it be fine after a spin in the microwave?

    1. You have to refrigerate it. In the morning, first bring it to room temperature. Then add little water and heat it on microwave. It will be fine.

  2. Kindly let me know when to add the cheese? It's not mentioned anywhere in the method. Thanks!

    1. Add grated cheese immediately after switching it off.

  3. I made it today,it was awesome, salt was in excess...otherwise it was good.many many thanks....in my family,we usually follow your recipes as most of the ingredients are available at our home.


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