This spinach fettuccine pasta recipe is a perfect blend of creamy sauce and fresh pasta, elevated with the rich flavor of Parmesan cheese. It's a simple yet elegant dish that's sure to impress.
- 250g spinach fettuccine pasta
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- A pinch of nutmeg (optional)
- Fresh basil leaves, for garnish (optional)
Cook the Pasta: In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the spinach fettuccine according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside, reserving a little pasta water.
Prepare the Sauce: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant but not browned.
Add Cream and Cheese: Pour the heavy cream into the skillet and bring to a gentle simmer. Reduce the heat to low and gradually stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until the sauce is smooth and creamy. If the sauce is too thick, add a splash of the reserved pasta water to reach your desired consistency.
Season the Sauce: Season the sauce with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg if using. Stir well to combine.
Combine Pasta and Sauce: Add the cooked spinach fettuccine to the skillet with the Parmesan sauce. Toss gently until the pasta is evenly coated with the sauce.
Serve: Divide the spinach fettuccine pasta among serving plates. Sprinkle additional grated Parmesan cheese over the top for extra flavor.
Garnish and Enjoy: Garnish with fresh basil leaves for a pop of color and freshness. Serve immediately and enjoy your creamy spinach fettuccine pasta with Parmesan cheese!