Spinach Sauce with Pasta

This is one of my go to dinners when I can’t be bothered with cooking but want something healthy and quick. I usually cook the sauce ahead of time making a double batch to freeze it in cup lots – one cup of sauce is enough for 2 people.

Spinach Sauce

  • Large bunch of spinach (rinsed, stalks removed)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1-2 tsp chicken stock powder
  • 3 cloves of garlic (peeled, end cut off)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Using a steamer pot, add the onion, garlic, oil, chicken stock and pepper to the bottom pot, add enough water to cover and to ensure the pot does not boil dry when steaming the spinach. Place the spinach in the top steamer pot and turn the heat on to high. Check on the spinach from time to time – turn it over to speed cooking time. Keep and eye on the water to make sure it does not boil dry. The onions should be cooked and the spinach soft within 10-15 min. Allow to cool a bit then transfer the whole lot to a blender and blend until smooth – add more water at this stage if you think it needs it. Check seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. This should make enough for 4-6 people.

Quick dinner for two

  • 1 cup hot spinach sauce
  • 200 – 240g dry spaghetti
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • grated parmesan cheese

Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions, cut the broccoli into pieces and steam. When the spaghetti has cooked, drain and stir through the sauce. Pile into a pasta bowl along with the broccoli and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Yum.

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