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Italian Green Pasta Recipe

2012/02/06 by Varga László

Ingredients (4 persons):

  • 200 g green pasta (from Barilla): penne rigate with zucchini and spinach
  • 1 small onion
  • 200 g frozen peas
  • 400 g frozen spinach puree
  • 250 g king oyster mushroom (Pleurotus)
  • 100 g butter
  • fresh basil leaves
  • hard cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation method

  1. Chop the onion then brown it in the pan with olive oil.
  2. Add the frozen peas and spinach, a cup of water and some salt and pepper to taste, cook for about 8 minutes.
  3. Cut the mushrooms int 2 cm shreds, add to the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes with the lid on.
  4. Add the butter and the chopped basil leaves, simmer it for another 2 minutes until sauce thickens.
  5.  Meanwhile, boil the pasta in salted water until done, drain then add to the pan with the sauce, and mix them gently together.
  6. Serve it on plates with grated hard cheese, if you have Parmigiano that would be a plus.
You can use fresh peas and spinach if you have, but then you have to adjust their cooking time accordingly.


  1. David Head says:

    Now these are fantastic,if anyone tries this you will love it.Great for summer, great for diets, and great all year round. Nice health options.

  2. The pasta looks to be so creamy. Another recipe that I will be delighted to taste. Thanks for this post Varga!

  3. David Head says:

    This sounds a wonderfull dish ,great for all times of the year,Salad always goes well on any occasion

  4. The pasta looks delicious. This dish will be great for the up coming months of spring and summer.

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