by savi fulldwood-calderon
For this week’s DIY post, I felt like giving you guys a super simple pasta recipe that you can make for yourself or for some friends. The weather in Tallahassee has been very meh recently, and I don’t know about you, but it makes me want a bowl of something warm and filling. I’ve also been obsessed with The Sopranos right now, so I’m always craving pasta. This recipe is the perfect remedy for this cold weather. I found this recipe on Tik Tok from @yesidothecookingg, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’ll attach a link to her video so you can visualize the steps.
First things first, you’re going to want to make the sauce. The sauce is a creamy yet spicy spinach and mushroom sauce. In a hot pan, sauté some onions and garlic with the following seasonings: 1 tsp red pepper flakes, ¾ tsp basil, ¾ tsp oregano, ½ tsp salt, and ½ tsp pepper until they become clear in appearance. Once that cooks, add some mushrooms and cook until brown and soft. You can add as many mushrooms as you want, to each their own. Then, add in a handful of spinach.
Once the spinach is pretty soft, it is time to add in 1/3 cup of vegetable stock. Let this cook for a little, and then add ¼ cup of heavy cream. At this point, you’ll probably want to add a pinch of flour to thicken the sauce. While this is cooking, I recommend cooking your pasta in boiling water. I used bowtie pasta to make this recipe but use whichever you like the best! The sauce is almost done at this point, so it is time to add some shredded parmesan to it. The amount of parmesan you add depends on how cheesy you would like your sauce, so just feel it out yourself. Finally, add some pasta water to the sauce--aka liquid gold. Once the sauce is simmering, add your pasta and you’ve got this delicious and easy meal ready!
After making this recipe the first time, I’ve made it about 3 more times, it’s that good. Another plus is this meal usually leaves yummy leftovers for you to enjoy throughout the week. Enjoy this meal with some garlic bread, or wine if you’re over 21.
Let me know if you try this recipe or what you think down below!