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Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce

Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce

Brought to you from the kitchens of Italy, this plate full of iron is also rich in folic acid and vitamin A and makes for a super healthy meal for fussy kids. Use whole wheat spaghetti to add more fiber to this recipe. 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

 

Ingredients:

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti- 3 cups cooked andante

Finely-Chopped Spinach ( Palak)- 4 cups

Butter- ½ tbsp

Finely-Chopped Garlic- 2 tsp

Finely-Chopped Spring Onions- 1 cup along with the greens

Thinly-Sliced Red Capsicum- ½ cup

Grated Processed Cheese- 2 tbsp

Milk- 1 cup

Dried Oregano- 1 tsp

Salt- To taste

Dried Chili Flakes- 1 tsp

 

Method:

  • Blanch the spinach in boiling water for a minute, drain, and pep up with cold water.
  • Blend it to make a smooth puree and set aside.
  • Heat butter in a nonstick pan, add chopped garlic and spring onions and sauté on a medium flame for a few minutes.
  • Add the red capsicum, stir well and sauté on a medium flame for a minute or two.
  • Add the spinach puree, stir well, and cook on a medium flame for two minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Add the cheese, milk, and salt and cook on a medium flame for a minute while stirring occasionally.
  • Add the spaghetti, oregano, and chili flakes.
  • Toss well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Note: If you plan to serve the pasta later then, keep the spaghetti and the sauce separate. Reheat the sauce with a little milk or water and then add the spaghetti and serve hot.

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