Red pepper and cream spinach rotini

Main Dish
2 servings
12 min
15 min
Very Easy
Another fantastic pasta recipe from Priya! it is really different. Spinach, creme cheese and bell peppers. a rare combo!


Number of serving: 2
Rotini Pasta- 200 g

Olive oil -3 tablespoons

Butter- 1 teaspoon

Frozen Spinach -3 small cubes (thawed)

Garlic -3 cloves (minced)

Onions-1 average sized (fine chopped)

Red pepper-1(sliced after removing the seeds)

Cream cheese (full fat 24 g)

Basil pesto-1 teaspoon

Zest from half a lemon

Juice from half a lemon

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (a dry blend of marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage, oregano and basil)

Black pepper 1 teaspoon

Salt- to taste


  • In a big pot, being water to boil. Add salt and cook pasta according to instructions on the box.
  • Once cooked, strain in a colander and run under cold water to remove any excess starch.
  • Add olive oil in a big pan. Once the oil is hot, add butter and garlic. Saute till the garlic infuses its flavor in the oil.
  • Before the garlic starts browning, add onions and red peppers. Add a little salt and sauté till onions are soft and red peppers are crunchy.
  • Add spinach and cream cheese, Blend together. Add pesto, Italian seasoning and black pepper.
  • Now add the cooked pasta and toss together with the zest of half a lemon. Check for salt.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes. Move away from flame and add lemon juice. Garnish with fresh thyme and serve hot!


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