Sunday, October 9, 2011

Beef Spinach Fettucine Recipe

I like spinach. And I like fettuccine, so when I saw spinach fettuccine in the stores, I thought - why not? It has to be a healthier choice compared to normal fettuccine because of the spinach, right? Extra folate, iron, antioxidants, nitrates etc for energy boosting goodness!

Anyway, I bought a pack and cooked it with my usual recipe for tomato-based pasta sauce. There was just a hint of the spinach taste, so was a bit disappointed there. Maybe fresh spinach fettuccine would have a stronger taste? It had an interesting colour though.

Prep time:
About 1.5 hours

1 large pot of water (about 2L)
500g dry spinach fettuccine
1 bottle 560g Dolmio Extra Tomato, Onion & Roast Garlic pasta sauce
250g mince beef
1 medium purple onions (sliced)
3 stalks celery (chopped)
250g button mushrooms (sliced)
1 green {or red, yellow} capsicum (chunked)
2 slices cheddar cheese
1/2 cup fresh mozzarella (sliced)
Dash of The Gourmet Collection Hot & Spicy Cajun Style spice blend (slightly hot)
A few pea sprouts

  1. Boil the large pot of water. Add in the spinach fettuccine and a pinch of salt.
  2. Cook pasta until al dente {firm but not hard} which is about 10-12 mins and drain well.
  3. For the sauce, add a little oil, cook and stir the beef and vegetables in a large saucepan until the beef is brown and vegetables tender.
  4. Add the ready-made pasta sauce. Cover and let it simmer for 10-15 mins. Stir occasionally.
  5. Peel the cheddar cheese into small pieces and add it into the sauce.
  6. Season with a dash of Hot & Spicy Cajun Style spice blend.
  7. Serve spinach fettuccine topped with melted mozzarella cheese and pea sprouts.
The pea sprouts were added just for aesthetics reason. Perhaps next time I will add spinach into the pasta sauce to really get that spinach taste haha. I think spinach fettucine goes well with smoke salmon, capers and a creamy sauce too :)

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Unknown said...

Looks great Ai and good for the health also! I hope you and your family are enjoying your Sunday.

Shelomita said...

looks delicious! I am feeling hungry :)..

Unknown said...

Homecook alwiz the best. Oishii desu ne.

Ai Sakura said...

Judy: our bub was sick over the weekend but luckily she is feeling better now. thanks for your wishes..

Shelomita, Angeline: yup! it was oishii {delicious} :) try it out!

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

This looks fantastic! If you have the chance, I'd love if you come link this and anything else you have up at Makin' You Crave Monday over at!

Oliveoylz said...

You really made the dish look very very tantalising indeed! Just like a pro! Thumbs up:) Glad to hear baby is recovering. You must take care too.

Unknown said...

I am not a big fun of spinach but that just looks so delicious that I would love to try it :)

Jamie said...

Thank you so much for linking up your delicious looking recipe to Make Yourself Monday!

For Love of Cupcakes

Ai Sakura said...

haha I'm happy with how the photos turned out too :) Do you know I just took these on my stove with the hob light?? :)

HaleyLeann said...

Looks pretty and sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

My Little Home and Garden said...

That certainly looks appetizing! It's very pretty on the plate.

Janice said...

That looks super yummy! I would love it if you'd link this up on my blog carnival Family Time Tuesday!


Chubskulit Rose said...

That looks sumptuous!

Visiting from Family Time Tuesday, my entry is here, have a happy weekend!

Lori said...

Yum, looks so good. We had fettucine last night with chicken. I am right before you at the coastal charm party.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Thnk you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe at the Open House Party. It looks and sounds delicious.

The Charm of Home said...

It looks delicious! Your daughter is so beautiful in that Wordless Wednesday button. I will write down your having that party and come and join you. Thank you for joining me for the HSH Fall Open House!

Unknown said...

I love the combination of noodles, beef and spinach. You set it up in such a pretty manner. Thanks for linking it to Bake with Bizzy.

Chris said...

Hi Ai, love the recipes. My kind of food. I recently found your blog and will visit often. Please stop by and visit my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. I would like that. Hugs, Chris