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5 from 1 vote

Creamy spinach tomato and rocket pasta

A creamy, fresh tasting spinach pasta, packed with hidden veg.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Pasta meals
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: creamy, pasta, rocket, spinach, tomato
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Emily Leary


  • 500 g curled pasta such as strozzapretti fusili or casarecce (pictured)
  • 160 g baby spinach
  • 1 tsp garlic puree
  • 65 g drained sun-dried tomatoes plus more to garnish
  • 2 drained whole roasted peppers in vinegar
  • 280 g light cream cheese
  • A few handfuls of rocket
  • A few shavings of Parmesan / Grana Padano / vegetarian hard cheese
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Put the pasta on to boil in plenty of water.
  • Wash the spinach, then put in a colander and pour over boiling water so it wilts.
  • Tip the drained spinach into blender and add the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, peppers and cream cheese and whiz until smooth.
  • Drain the al dente pasta and return to the pan.
  • Pour the sauce over the pasta and stir until just warmed through.
  • Season to taste.
  • Serve the pasta onto plates, top each with a handful of rocket, a couple of sun-dried tomatoes and a few shavings of hard cheese
  • Top with a little black pepper to taste.