Aarsi's Ultimate Pasta with Spinach and Mushroom (Part 1) Recipe Video

Delicious penne is dressed up with mushrooms, spinach and a rich creamy sauce. A favorite pasta dish in our family!


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main IngredientHealthy,


For the sauce
 Salted butter/Unsalted butter4 Tablespoon
 All purpose flour2 Tablespoon
 Heavy whipping cream2 Cup (32 tbs)
 2 percent milk/Whole milk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Kosher salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Paprika powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Fresh ground black pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
For the vegetables
 Olive oil1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Red onion1⁄2 Medium, diced
 Frozen spinach1 Cup (16 tbs), thawed at room temperature
 Kosher salt1 Teaspoon
 Crimini mushrooms1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
 Pine nuts1 Tablespoon (A handful)
 Parmesan cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For the pasta
 Water2 Cup (32 tbs) (As required to boil the pasta)
 Kosher salt1 Teaspoon (Boiled in salt water)
 Olive oil2 Drop (Added to the boiling salted water)
 Penne pasta1⁄2 Pound

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 935 Calories from Fat 617

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 70 g107.9%

Saturated Fat 38.4 g192%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 205.2 mg

Sodium 1073.4 mg44.7%

Total Carbohydrates 58 g19.5%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.9%

Sugars 3.8 g

Protein 18 g35.2%

Vitamin A 141.9% Vitamin C 6.8%

Calcium 29.2% Iron 16%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


To prepare the sauce for the pasta:
1. Heat up a pan on medium heat with the butter.
2. Once the butter melts, add the all purpose flour, stir constantly and cook it for a couple of minutes to make a roux.
3. Add 2 cups of heavy whipping cream and stir.
4. Add one cup of the 2% milk. Keep stirring and bring it to a boil. Boil for about 10 minutes until thick.
5. Add 1/2 tsp each of kosher salt to the prepared sauce, paprika powder and black pepper. Stir to combine all the ingredients well. Turn off the heat and set the sauce aside.
To saute the vegetables:
6. Heat up a pan on medium high with olive oil, add the red onions with 1/2 tsp of kosher salt, stir and cook them for a couple of minutes.
7. Add the spinach, 1/2 tsp of kosher salt, stir and cook for a couple of minutes.
8. Add the mushrooms, stir and cook until slightly tender.
9. Add the prepared white sauce to the vegetables, stir and combine all the ingredients together.
10. Add the pine nuts and the Parmesan cheese. Stir gently to combine, cover and bring the mixture to a boil.
11. Once the mixture starts bubbling, turn off the heat and set the prepared sauce and vegetable mixture aside.
To prepare the pasta:
12. In a pot of boiling water with salt, add the penne pasta and cook until al dente (takes about 15 minutes).
13. Save about 1 1/2 ladle pasta water, turn off the heat and strain the pasta over a colander.
14. Warm the prepared pasta sauce over a low heat, adding a little of the reserved pasta water (quantity added depends on the desired consistency of the sauce), stir slightly.
15. Add in the cooked pasta and gently mix to coat the pasta well with the sauce.

16. Serve warm.

Editors Review

Pasta recipes are numerous and distinct to the makers creativity and here is one such recipe. Chef Aarsi shows how to cook Pasta with Spinach and Cremini Mushrooms in a sauce. Watch the following video for further steps.