Spinach Pesto Pasta

Jan 27, 2022 4:48:31 PM Carly Hanellin

Similar to pesto, this bright and beautifully green South American sauce is made with basil, spinach, and queso fresco.

This dish entirely comes together in 30 minutes — it'll quickly become a dinnertime staple in your household. 🤤Use the full recipe below!

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SERVES  4 SERVING
PREP TIME  10 MINS
COOK TIME  20 MINS
 
 
Spinach Pesto Pasta
Linguine 1 lb
Olive Oil 2 tbsp
Onion 1 each
Garlic 2 cloves
Spinach 3 cups
Basil 1 cup
Queso Fresco 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp for topping
Whole Milk 1/2 cup
Butter 2 tbsp
Ground Black Pepper to taste
Kosher Salt to taste

 

Directions
 
1. Cook pasta according to instructions, then set aside.  
 
2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil and sauté the onion and garlic until soft and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
 
3. Add the spinach, basil, cheese, and milk to a blender and process until smooth. (You may need to work in batches)
 
4. Add cooked onions and garlic to the blender and continue to process, adding a little more milk if necessary until you have a smooth mixture. 
 
5. Melt the butter in the reserved skillet. Pour the sauce from the blender into the skillet and cook, constantly stirring, until the sauce is just heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. 
 
6. Add pasta to the sauce. Season with salt and pepper if needed. Enjoy!

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