LINGUINE WITH SPINACH AND SUN-DRIED TOMATO CREAM SAUCE

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 30 mins | Servings: 4 people

With so much flavour and colour, you can effortlessly make this easy and quick recipe anytime. And using only nine simple ingredients, this amazing dish is ready in under thirty minutes! I am pretty sure that you’ll go gaga over this linguine smothered in the best homemade creamy pasta sauce made with garlic, paprika, cream, and shredded Parmesan cheese. A meatless dinner that is super adaptable. Simply add grilled chicken or cooked shrimp to this dish if you are craving some protein.

Ingredients

8 ounces linguine

1/3 c. sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 c. half-and-half

1 c. Parmesan cheese, shredded

1/4 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp salt

6 ounces spinach

5 basil leaves fresh, finely chopped

How to make Linguine with spinach and sun-dried tomato cream sauce

Step 1: Following the package direction, cook the linguine, then drain.

Step 2: In a large skillet, heat a tbsp olive oil over medium heat.

Step 3: Once the oil is hot, add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and minced garlic to the skillet and cook for 30 seconds while stirring constantly.

Step 4: To the pan, add a cup of half-and-half, paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, then adjust to a simmer.

Step 5: Then, add in half a cup of shredded Parmesan cheese and stir for about 30 seconds or so until the cheese has melted. Slowly add more cheese if the sauce turned out too thin. Make sure to stir continuously for a few minutes. Remember to add more half-and-half if the sauce gets too thick.

Step 6: Add in the spinach, continue stirring for another minute until wilted.

Step 7: To the sauce, Stir in the cooked and drained linguine.

Step 8: If needed, season with more salt.

Step 9: Garnish with finely chopped fresh basil leaves, then serve. Enjoy!

Note:

You can replace half-and-half with a mixture of half cup whole milk and half cup heavy cream.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving: Calories 424 | Fat 14g 22% | Saturated Fat 8g 50% | Cholesterol 39mg 13% | Sodium 630mg 27% | Potassium 788mg 23% | Carbohydrates 53g 18% | Fiber 3g 13% | Sugar 5g 6% | Protein 20g 40% | Vitamin A 4565IU 91% | Vitamin C 16.8mg 20% | Calcium 428mg 43% | Iron 2.9mg 16%