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Creamy, Gluten-Free Spinach Rotini

Creamy, Gluten-Free Spinach Rotini

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This might be my only post this week. We have so much to do before we move to the farm on Friday. We are very lucky, though, because Rob’s dad flew in tonight to help us out! He and Shannon, Rob’s sister, are both going to road trip with us down to the farm. We are so grateful for their help.

Creamy, Gluten-Free Spinach Rotini

I made this yummy dinner last week. I’ve been trying to use up all the food in the house, and last week we happened to have a bunch of spinach, ricotta cheese, and pasta. Ta-dah! A yummy, creamy pasta dish.

First I assembled my ingredients: a box of rotini

(I used Ronzoni, a gluten-free pasta), olive oil, 3 cloves of garlic, red pepper flakes, a few handfuls of fresh, organic spinach, a handful of grape tomatoes, 15 oz of ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup of milk (we had almond milk, and it worked fine), nutmeg, and salt & pepper.

Creamy, Gluten-Free Spinach Rotini

First I cooked the pasta according to the directions on the box. While it was cooking, I minced the garlic and chopped the spinach.

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Then I heated 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan. When it was heated, I added the red pepper flakes and garlic.

Creamy, Gluten-Free Spinach Rotini

I heated the garlic until my kitchen smelled really yummy, and then added the spinach and cooked it until it was wilted.

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I removed the spinach from heat and mixed in the cooked pasta and halved grape tomatoes.

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Then in a small saucepan over medium heat, I combined the ricotta cheese, milk, salt & pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg. I whisked it until it was creamy and heated through.

Creamy, Gluten-Free Spinach Rotini

Then I poured the sauce over the pasta and mixed it all together.

Delicious! And a hit with the baby and the hubby!

Creamy, Gluten-Free Spinach Rotini

Here’s the recipe:

Creamy, Gluten-Free Spinach Rotini

Ingredients:

  • 1 box gluten-free rotini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 15 oz of ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  1.  Cook pasta as directed on box.
  2. Mince garlic and chop spinach.
  3. Heat olive oil in large pot and add garlic and crushed red pepper flakes.
  4. Add chopped spinach and cook until wilted, then remove from heat.
  5. Add pasta and tomatoes into pot with spinach and mix together.
  6. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine ricotta, milk, nutmeg, and salt & pepper. Whisk until heated through.
  7. When the sauce is creamy, pour it over the pasta and stir until evenly covered.
  8. Serve immediately.

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Author: Farm Fresh Mama

I am the proud mama of a beautiful, hilarious little girl and the proud partner of a kind, smart man. The three of us have decided to make a major lifestyle change and move from Fort Collins, CO to an organic farm in southwest Colorado. We hope that by being surrounded by nature's beauty and working with our hands, we will be reminded daily that the simplest things in life are the most important. I learn big and small lessons every day, and I want to share what I've learned with other families.

One thought on “Creamy, Gluten-Free Spinach Rotini

  1. Hi Sharon! Good luck with the move. This sure is an exciting time for your family. I can’t wait to hear all about it. Your dinner really sounds delicious. The pepper flakes would really jazz it up! I’ll have to give this a try soon.

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