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Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Pasta Recipe

Posted October 21, 2017 by Stephanie

This creamy spinach and mushroom pasta always hits the spot when I’m craving something comforting and quick. I love it because the sauce comes together in the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta. You can’t go wrong with butter, garlic, mushrooms and spinach!

Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Pasta Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Pasta Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Pasta Recipe
serves 2


  • 4 ounces long pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large handfuls fresh spinach
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • flat leaf parsley to finish, if desired

Cook the pasta according to the package.

While it’s cooking, heat up the butter over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook, until there is some color on the mushrooms, about 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle on flour and stir to incorporate. Slowly stream in milk while whisking. Bring to a simmer and stir, until the sauce thickens slightly.

When the sauce is simmering, the pasta should be done cooking. Drain, reserving some pasta water. Add the pasta to the sauce and add the fresh spinach, tossing, to wilt. If needed, loosen up the sauce with some pasta water. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

8 Comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    I have leftover steak and some fresh mushrooms and baby kale. Sounds like a plan.

  2. joan says:

    How do you whisk the sauce if the mushrooms are still in the pan?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi joan,
      i just stir around the mushrooms with a silicone spatula. hope that helps!

  3. Bess Marvin says:

    I added a couple of tablespoons of marsala I had on hand, which added a nice depth. I added it just after the milk.

    1. Stephanie says:

      ooh that sounds like a great addition, thanks for the idea!

  4. DJ says:

    I experimented adding a Thai twist of this recipe with rice noodles, coconut milk, spinach, and cilantro. Delicious.

  5. Priscilla Hairsine says:

    Has very little flavor so if you’re used to very flavorful food add your usual seasoning

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