Green Spaghetti

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Sound gross. I know. But the kids love it.

Many years ago when I was still building up my mental cookbook, I came across this recipe in my La Leche League cookbook. This cookbook is so well loved, that I actually had it re-bound at the office store. The plastic binding it came with didn’t hold up to lots of use, so I fixed it. The pages are food stained and there a few missing, the index is not in the right order and the cover is long gone, but it is a great cookbook.

My favorite part of this cookbook is that each recipe has substitutes. Since it is compiled recipes from many different households, they combined similar recipes together into one, listed the possible variations. I LOVE THIS!! I am the queen of substitutions. I use what I have and like to try new combos.

So … I took this recipe and made it my own too. The cookbook suggests using the blender to make a green sauce, which is totally fun for St. Patrick’s Day or some other occasion for green noodles. But we prefer the spinach leaves whole and incorporated into the white sauce. Let me know what you prefer!

We like to serve this with french bread, which makes a quick and easy meal. Some cooked carrots would add lovely color to the meal.

Green Spaghetti, give your dinner a little color. And the kids love it!

Green Spaghetti

  • 1 pkg whole wheat spaghetti or linguine pasta
  • 1 large pkg of fresh spinach
  • 1 pkg mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 2 T arrowroot powder or corn starch
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • salt and pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions.

While the pasta is boiling, make the sauce. In a deep skillet melt the butter.

Saute the minced garlic and chopped onion, then add the arrowroot powder or cornstarch and quickly whisk together slowly adding the milk. Whisk until all is combined.

Slice and add the mushrooms and spinach.

Simmer on med-low until the sauce begins to thicken, stirring frequently so that the milk doesn’t burn.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Cover pasta with sauce and serve!

This Italian girl loves her some garlic and onion. Check out my green spaghetti recipe.

This Italian girl loves a good pasta dish! And there’s no way I could pass up the garlic and onion, they give the sauce such a full flavor. Enjoy!

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