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Pasta with Spinach and Goat's Cheese

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian


  • 500 gm dried spaghettini
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves; crushed and finely chopped
  • 1-2 long red chilli less heat variety; use less or omit depending on heat preferences
  • 150 gm baby spinach leaves
  • ¼ cup basil; torn
  • 150 gm goat’s cheese
  • Salt to season


  • Cook the pasta in salted boiling water as per packet instructions; drain (reserving ½ cup water) and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan and add the garlic and chillies; sauté on low heat for a minute.
  • Then add the spinach leaves and cook on medium heat till just wilted.
  • Add the cooked pasta with half of the reserved pasta water. Toss on high heat for about a minute.
  • Remove from heat and fold in the basil and goat’s cheese
  • Serve immediately.