Orecchiette With Spinach, Cream, and Parmesan Cheese
by , November 05, 2017
Fresh chopped spinach, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese make this orecchiette a tasty vegetarian main dish. Or serve it as a side dish instead of mac and cheese.
Orecchiette Pasta With Ham and Peas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
- Cook the orecchiette as directed on the package. Drain and set aside.
- Heat the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook, stirring, until onion is translucent. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Add the chicken broth and chopped spinach. Cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted and the liquids are reduced by about half.
- Add the heavy cream to the spinach mixture. Add the cooked pasta, the remaining tablespoon of butter, and Parmesan cheese. Toss to coat the pasta; taste and adjust seasonings, as needed. Continue cooking until hot.
- Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with more Parmesan cheese.
Makes 4 servings.