Smokey Spinach Pesto Pasta

It’s noodle week and here is another really good noodle recipe. You can use this sauce on any kind of pasta.  The smokiness of the cheese is subtle and the spinach is vibrant and sweet!  Today’s noodle is:

spinach pesto

What you need:

  • 1 pound package of spaghetti
  • 8 oz raw spinach
  • 2/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup grated, smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 4-6 Tablespoons freshly grated parmigiano reggiano

How to Do it:

Steam the spinach until it is soft but still bright.  Allow to cool.

Sauté the onion in the olive oil.

Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions.

Add all the ingredients except the pasta and the parmigiano to a food processor and process until smooth.


Toss the sauce with the pasta and heat on low until warmed all the way through.  Top each plate with 1 Tablespoon of parmigiano.



Serve hot!

Serves 4-6

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16 Responses to Smokey Spinach Pesto Pasta

  1. Amanda Nel says:

    Ahhh that easy??? I will sure give it a try!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful party! I appreciate you working so hard to share other bloggers content.

  3. It’s always noodle week in our house. This looks fantastic! Smoked Gouda is the stuff of dreams. Yum!

  4. Gladys says:

    Oooh! I can make this. It looks so good. I bet it smells amazing too. I would love to try it with some chicken breast. Thanks for sharing.

    • HelenFern says:

      It does smell good!! I bet it would be great with chicken – you could almost use the sauce on the chicken instead of or along with the pasta~

  5. Hi Helen, this recipe looks delicious and pesto is my husbands favorite sauce for spaghetti. I have copied to keep for my next pasta night.

    Thank you for sharing on the Friday Features party this week, always nice to have you party with us!!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. I love pesto, this sounds like a wonderful preparation with the spinach and pecans! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  7. Pesto is one of my favourite sauces – love the idea of trying gouda. Found your post at Sunday Fitness and Food Link Up

  8. Angela says:

    I love Pesto and this recipe sounds wonderful! Pinned :-)

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