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This easy spinach pasta recipe is packed full of flavour but super speedy to make – just 20 minutes from start to finish – perfect midweek dinner.

Our creamy spinach is just the easiest pasta recipe to throw together, it takes literally minutes but tastes like you spent a whole lot longer over it. Rich, delicious, creamy and utterly moreish, this is one pasta dish you’ll want to cook again and again. 

Spinach Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Spinach Pasta

Quick easy tasty Italian style lunch or light dinner.


  • 250g dried linguine
  • good splash of olive oil
  • 1 leek - halved and finely sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
  • 250g creme fraiche
  • 4 handfuls of baby spinach leaves - roughly chopped
  • 2 handfuls of grated Parmesan
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • sea salt and black pepper to season


  1. Put the linguine on to cook in a panful of boiling salted water with just a dash of olive oil to stop the pasta sticking together. Cook as per the packet instructions - should take around 10 minutes.
  2. Whilst the pasta cooks, add a good splash of olive oil to a large pan, gently sauté the shredded leeks for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for a minute.
  4. Tip in the creme fraiche and pinch of nutmeg, season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Add the spinach and a splash of the cooking water from the pasta then gently stir to wilt it over a low heat until the pasta is cooked.
  6. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir well so everything melts together.
  7. Drain the pasta (reserve a cup of the cooking water) then tip the pasta into the creamy spinach and toss to coat everything - if the sauce is too sticky loosen with a little of the reserved cooking water.
  8. Divide onto plates and eat straight away.
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How to make creamy spinach pasta your way 

You don’t need to stick to our recipe you can add extra ingredients and herbs to flavour the dish however you like – try…

  • serving with penne or fusilli 
  • add in some freshly picked thyme or oregano
  • scatter over some crispy smoked bacon or pancetta cubes

What side dishes to serve with pasta

Pasta that comes with sides is always a good thing! Try… 

  • a delicious bean salad,
  • simple steamed broccoli dressed with lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil
  • a tomato salad with balsamic dressing 

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