Pasta Farfalle with Spinach and Onion – Simple Pasta Recipe



Are you looking for a quick and simple pasta recipe? Creamy pasta farfalle with spinach and onion will be one of your favourite pasta recipes.

When I was studying in Italy, I came home one day and found, that I had nothing to eat. At this moment my mother called me. I told her:” I am hungry, however, I have nothing to eat.”

She told me to go to the fridge and tell her what I had in the fridge. 1 pack of frozen organic chopped spinach, 1 pack of cream and 3 small onions and 1/2 pack farfalle pasta. It was all I had…

Since that day, this quick and simple pasta recipe has benn one of my favourite recipes.

This recipe is so simple and delicious, that I would put it on the menu, if I had a restaurant.

You will love it 🙂


Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 250 gr Farfalle Pasta
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 250 gr chopped organic spinach
  • 200 ml cream/cooking cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes/powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt(1/2 for the pasta, 1/” for the sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 tablespoon olive oil or sunflower oil


Preparation of the Pasta Farfalle

  1. Fill a large saucepan with water, put the lid on and bring to the boil over a high heat.
  2. Add a good pinch(1/2 teaspoon) of salt.
  3. Once the water is boiling, stir in the pasta and cook it according to the packet intructions.
  4. Drain the pasta in a colander over the sink.

Preparation of the Sauce

  1. Heat olive oil / or sunflower oil in a pot over high heat
  2. Add chopped onions, salt, black pepper and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Lower the heat. Add spinach and sauté about 4-5 minutes.
  4. After 4-5 minutes, add cream and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Bon Appétit


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