Monday 5 March 2018

Penne with Spinach Sauce

This is a perfect week night meal the whole family will enjoy. Sneaking spinach into a dish it is a great way to get your picky kids to eat more leafy greens without any complaints.

This is a wonderful and simple pasta dish that can be served with salad and bread on the side. This cheesy pasta dish comes together in a flash and is a tasty meal that everyone loves!  I’ve recently started making a white sauce with fresh spinach blended in, and I’m happy to report that it’s a big hit! Prisha and Himanshu loved it just as much as the classic recipe. This is super simple to make – you simply add fresh blanched spinach to the cheesy sauce, and then blend it all up with an immersion blender. I have added broccoli too when I was blanching the spinach. Once the sauce is ready, add your hot pasta, stir, and serve! They are so flavorful pasta.

This is our 134th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop event, this time we are back with #Pastasauce theme to take you guys on a tour of different Pasta sauce recipes, I ma contributing the healthy version of Pasta sauce which is Green sauce made with spinach and broccoli. These are the whole wheat Penne pastas, made with exotic vegetables like broccoli, cherry tomatoes and if you like you can add sweet corn kernels too. 


1/2 Cup White sauce
3 cloves of garlic, peeled, chopped
1/2 cup onions, diced
1 pound fresh blanched spinach
3 small flowers of Broccoli, blanched
1/4 cup virgin olive oil
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup hot pasta water
Salt & ground black pepper
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Cup whole wheat Penne Pasta
1 onion, sliced chopped
some flowers of broccoli
1/4 Cup diced carrot
1/2 Cup Cherry tomatoes


1. In a heavy saucepan, melt butter. Add garlic, 1 Tbsp all purpose flour, roast the flour until little brown and add milk according to sauce consistency. Add Black pepper powder, some salt and oregano. Cook it for 3-4 minutes. Your white sauce is ready.

2. Blanch the fresh spinach and broccoli, Blend in cream cheese, olive oil and pepper. In another pan take olive oil and add all the vegetables and saute them for 2-3 minutes add salt and pepper. Keep them aside.

3. Take another pan and add white sauce in it, cook it for a minute and add blended paste of spinach and broccoli. again cook it for 2 minute. Add your favorite pasta and sauted vegetables in the sauce, serve it hot.


  1. Awesome idea of blending a white pasta sauce into a flavorful and healthy spinach and broccoli sauce Waagmi ! Can't wait to try this out for my little one 😃

  2. You made the your delicious sauce healthy by adding spinach and brocoli. Superb idea.

  3. Spinach flavored pasta sauce !! Wow waagmi 👌

  4. The sauce looks absolutely brilliant, and the pasta looks delectable! What a great idea to use broccoli in the sauce! :)

  5. What a beautiful click!And those beautiful Tomatoes...and the sauce...I could see this pic for ever!

  6. Simply beautiful clicks Waagmi. If ever ever you're going to run photography classes, I want to be your student. I usually make spinach sauce for pasta but like that you've also added broccoli. What a healthy sauce.

  7. This is such a keeper! Gorgeous pics and lovely recipe!

  8. Gorgeous click...super delish.

  9. Fab clicks Waagmi!! Spinach sauce looks so good and healthy.