Photo Credit: Barilla

Mini Wheels with Creamy Spinach & Leek Sauce

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Kid-friendly shape, adult-friendly recipe.

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mini wheels with creamy spinach and leeks

Mini Wheels with Creamy Spinach & Leek Sauce

Kid-friendly shape, adult-friendly recipe.
Course: Entree
Keyword: barilla pasta, leeks, spinach, vegetarian
Servings: 8
Author: Barilla

Ingredients

  • 1 box Barilla Mini Wheels
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 leek, roots removed, diced lengthwise
  • 1 bag (6oz.) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 ½ cups half and half
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; season with salt
  • Cook leeks in a large skillet over medium heat in olive oil for 5 minutes
  • Add baby spinach, half and half, and season with salt and black pepper; bring to a simmer
  • Cool sauce for five minutes
  • Process sauce in a blender until smooth
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; when 3 minutes are remaining, add broccoli to the boiling water
  • Drain pasta and broccoli
  • Toss with creamy spinach leek sauce
  • Stir in cheese and serve

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Barilla. 
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