Easiest Pasta Dinner

This is one of my favorite recipes ever for an easy dinner via Jamie Oliver. It makes 4-6 servings, depending on how hungry you are! I made it this week and a couple of weeks ago in Boston and it was a hit. Happy Saturday! {Image}
  1. 300fettuccine (or 1 box of long pasta)
  2. 200spinach, fresh or frozen
  3. 2garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  4. 12teaspoon nutmeg, grated or ground
  5. 1tablespoon olive oil
  6. 1tablespoon butter
  7. 1teaspoon salt (to taste)
  8. 1teaspoon pepper (to taste)
  9. 150mascarpone
  10. 1ml cream, just over 3 oz
  11. 12cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated

  12. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  13. Meanwhile, if using fresh spinach, rinse, dry, and cut into fine shreds.
  14. 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.
  15. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  16. Add the mascarpone and the cream, the parmesan cheese and a little pasta water, if necessary.
  17. Season again, if necessary.
  18. 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 smooth and silky, not clumpy.
  19. Serve immediately.

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