Zesty Pasta Florentine   2 comments


200-250 gm Al Dentè Pasta (Fusili preferably else Farfele would do)
1 tsp Butter
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 cup Milk
1 cube of Processed Cheese (25 gm, shredded)
2 tsp freshly chopped Basil (or 1 tsp Dried Basil)
1 tsp freshly chopped Marjoram (Marua leaves; or ½ tsp Dried Oregano)
2 tsp Tomato Ketchup
1 Tbsp Tomato Puree
½ tsp Paprika (Chilli Flakes)
1 pinch Chilli Powder
½ tsp Pepper
Salt to taste
3-4 cloves Garlic (minced)
1 medium Onion (coarsely chopped)
250 gm Spinach leaves

-: Recipe :-

  1. Wash Spinach Leaves, squeeze water from spinach, remove stalkes and chop the leaves coarsely.
  2. Boil the Pasta to Al Dentè and keep the salted stock water.
  3. In a nonstick pan, melt butter and add olive oil. Saute Garlic, after few seconds add Onion and saute till translucent.
  4. Add the freshly chopped (or dried) Basil and Marjoram. Add Tomato Puree and stir for a few seconds.
  5. Add Spinach leaves and stir fry for 2 mins. Add a dash of the stock water in between for steaming.
  6. Add milk and stir till it starts boiling.
  7. Add cheese, salt, pepper, chilli powder and paprika and simmer well for 1 minute until cheese melts.
  8. Add Pasta in the mixture and mix well until the sauce is well absorbed and add tomato ketchup.
  9. Enjoy the Ultimate Experience 🙂

-: Tips :-

  • After taking the Al Dentè  pasta out of the colander, add some tadka in it to make it fresh and zesty. Tadka can be made by heating butter and adding few pinches of chilli powder, salt and pepper and frying that in the heated butter for a few seconds before adding that to the pasta.
  • Use pasta shapes like Fusili or Farfelle which can roll and mix well with the shredded spinach leaves. I had to use Penne as no other shape was available in home 😛
-: Pics :-
Zesty Pasta Florentine

Zesty Pasta Florentine


Posted July 31, 2011 by Rahul in Italian, Recipes

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2 responses to “Zesty Pasta Florentine

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  1. YUM! That looks so good! Pasta and carbs are definitely my vice lol. Thanks for sharing! I’m new to blogging here and I just love how supportive and creative everyone is! If you have time, could you please check out my blog? http://shecooksandheeats.wordpress.com/ I would love some advice and feedback 🙂


  2. We are proud of your creativity and passion.The dish is well cooked with fine texture .The taste seems to be even better.love u my masterchef.pop


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