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Pasta With Spinach and Mascarpone

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“Taken from a food blogger (Anne's Food) which was taken from Jamie Olvier's "Jamie's Dinners". Serves 4-6 people for lunch or as a side for dinner, or 2-3 very hungry ones.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, if using fresh spinach, rinse, dry, and cut into fine shreds.
  3. In a large pan, melt the butter and oil. Add the garlic and nutmeg, and when its warm add the spinach. Cook until wilted, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the mascarpone and the cream, the parmesan cheese and a little pasta water, if necessary.
  6. Season again, if necessary.
  7. When the pasta is done, drain and reserve some water. Add the pasta to the sauce, mix well. If necessary loosen the mixture with pasta water, added gradually. The pasta should look smoth and silky, not clumpy.
  8. Serve immediately.

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