Spaghetti with Creamy Spinach and Tarragon Recipe

Jump To Recipe
Avatar Author's default profile picture
Edel Published: March 17, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Spaghetti with Creamy Spinach and Tarragon

Savor a bite of this delectable spaghetti dish with a smooth and creamy spinach sauce made with tarragon, cream cheese, parmesan, spiced with parsley.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 10ozspinach,prewashed
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 3scallions,green tops included
  • tsptarragon,dried
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ¾lbspaghetti
  • 5ozcream cheese
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • ¼cupparmesan cheese,grated
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Remove any tough stems from the spinach.

  2. In a large frying pan, melt the butter over moderately low heat.

  3. Add the scallions and tarragon, and cook for 2 minutes.

  4. Add the spinach and salt, and stir until wilted.

  5. Simmer for about 5 minutes until the liquid evaporates from the spinach.

  6. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the spaghetti for about 12 minutes until just done.

  7. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water.

  8. Drain the spaghetti and toss with ¾ cup of the reserved pasta water, the spinach mixture, the cream cheese, parsley, parmesan, and pepper

  9. If the sauce seems too thick, add more of the reserved pasta water.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation: Chenin blanc grapes make a wine that is fruity but bursting with acidity is an excellent match for tarragon. Try either a bottle of Vouvray from France or one of chenin blanc from California.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 546.48kcal
  • Fat: 21.92g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.31g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.41g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.40g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.16g
  • Fiber: 4.75g
  • Sugar: 4.07g
  • Protein: 18.97g
  • Cholesterol: 60.57mg
  • Sodium: 515.28mg
  • Calcium: 250.51mg
  • Potassium: 700.16mg
  • Iron: 3.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 544.28µg
  • Vitamin C: 24.71mg
Advertisement
Continue Reading Below
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Advertisement
Continue Reading Below
Advertisement
Continue Reading Below

Related Pasta Recipes

Pasta

Pasta Pomodoro

An elegant yet simple pasta dish made with spaghetti, fresh…
Total 30 mins
Pasta

Creamy Cajun Pasta

Have a spoonful of this creamy cajun pasta with sausages…
Total 30 mins
Advertisement
Continue Reading Below
Comments

Leave a comment

Replying to