How do you get your family to eat their veggies? By making this spinach pasta with chicken recipe!
I tried to convince my family that this pasta was made with traditional pesto, but was unsuccessful. They know me too well, as I have been known to sneak healthy ingredients into dinners before (and with varying degrees of success.) This time, the color gave it away. The spinach "pesto" sauce is a very bright and vibrant green, much more so than regular pesto made with basil.
This recipe didn't get a full endorsement from the entire Pin Junkie crew, but I still think it has potential. I thought the sauce was actually really good by itself, but somehow it seemed bland once it went on the pasta. I'm thinking next time I'll try adding some olive oil to the recipe as well as some toasted pine nuts. It might be really good with sun dried tomatoes too.
I did add some chicken though . . .
. . . and lots of Parmesan cheese!
Inspired by this pin for spinach pasta.