Organic Baby Spinach is not just a health icon but also a culinary chameleon, effortlessly blending into any dish, from smoothies to entrées. Our Creamy Baby Spinach & Mushroom Fettuccine transforms these tender leaves into a luxurious pasta dish, combining the earthiness of mushrooms with the richness of cream and the gentle, versatile flavor of baby spinach. This dish is perfect for those who love a creamy pasta but also appreciate the nutritional boost that baby spinach provides.
Organic Baby Spinach https://greenelly.com/product/olivias-organic-baby-spinach-5-oz/ (4 cups)
Fettuccine Pasta (12 ounces)
Sliced Mushrooms (1 cup, any variety)
Heavy Cream (1 cup)
Parmesan Cheese (1 cup, grated)
Garlic (3 cloves, minced)
Olive Oil (2 tablespoons)
Salt (to taste)
Black Pepper (to taste)
Nutmeg (a pinch, optional)
Fresh Parsley (for garnish, chopped)
Steps to Prepare:
Cook the Pasta: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the fettuccine according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside, reserving a little pasta water.
Sauté Mushrooms: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until aromatic. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they’re tender and golden.
Add Spinach: Incorporate the baby spinach leaves into the skillet until they wilt down, which should take about 1-2 minutes. Keep the heat on medium-low to avoid overcooking the spinach.
Create Cream Sauce: Pour in the heavy cream and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until a creamy sauce forms. If the sauce is too thick, add a bit of the reserved pasta water. Season with salt, black pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg, if using.
Combine Pasta and Sauce: Add the cooked fettuccine to the skillet and toss until the pasta is well-coated in the creamy spinach and mushroom sauce.
Serve: Dish out the creamy fettuccine into bowls or plates. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and additional grated Parmesan, if desired.
Optional Additions: For protein, consider adding cooked chicken strips or sautéed shrimp into the mix. For a vegetarian boost, toasted pine nuts or walnuts would provide a delightful crunch.
Creamy Baby Spinach & Mushroom Fettuccine is a dish that speaks to the soul, offering a comforting, creamy embrace punctuated by the nutritional charm of baby spinach and the hearty flavor of mushrooms. The gentle seasoning enhances the natural flavors without overpowering them, creating a harmonious plate that’s both indulgent and wholesome. This creamy pasta dish is perfect for family dinners, romantic evenings, or any occasion that calls for a touch of culinary decadence paired with the irreplaceable goodness of fresh, organic ingredients. Enjoy the depth of flavors and the comforting warmth it brings to your table.