Dairy free pasta with creamy spinach sauce is an easy lunch or dinner recipe. It’s a great way to sneak a little spinach into your family’s diet. This cheesy pasta dish comes together in a flash and is a tasty meal that everyone loves!
What do your kids like to eat?
I know I’ve mentioned that macaroni and cheese is always a favorite over here – my oldest son loves the classic orange mac and cheese. If you can’t have gluten or dairy, you might wonder if you will ever enjoy macaroni and cheese again. Yes, you still can! My recipe for gluten free dairy free macaroni and cheese is easy and very tasty.
I’ve recently started making a white sauce for pasta with fresh spinach blended in, and I’m happy to report that it’s a big hit over here. My son loves it. This cheesy pasta with spinach is perfect for kids and adults alike.
This is super simple to make – you simply add fresh spinach to the cheesy sauce, and then blend it all up with an immersion blender. Once the sauce is ready, add your hot pasta, stir, and serve! This flavorful pasta is also really delicious with the addition of grilled chicken.
What kind of dairy free milk is best for making a dairy free cream sauce?
I like unsweetened coconut milk beverage – the kind you find in the refrigerator case. I find that it makes a very creamy sauce. Any non-dairy milk that is unsweetened should work pretty well! Rice milk, oat milk, soy milk…all of these would be good choices.
Dairy free cheese tastes different…how can I find one that I like?
Dairy free cheese does taste different than dairy cheese. But you just have to try different brands until you find one that works for your diet, and that you enjoy. We like Daiya Mozzarella style shreds. They melt well, and have a mild flavor.
If the first brand you try isn’t for you, keep trying! Read my guide on dairy substitutes to learn more about different substitutions.
What brand of gluten free pasta is best?
There are so many brands of gluten free pasta available! You will have to try them to find your favorite, but we like the brands Jovial, Ancient Harvest, and Delallo. Make sure to call the company to find a brand that works for your particular allergies or dietary needs.
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Pasta with Creamy Spinach Sauce.
Cook the pasta according to package directions.
While the pasta cooks, make the sauce. Melt the vegan buttery spread in a large pot. Add the Daiya cheese mozzarella shreds, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and non-dairy milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring often.
Once the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth, add the spinach. Stir until the spinach wilts.
Remove the pan from the heat and blend the sauce using an immersion blender.
Add the cooked and drained pasta to the cheesy sauce. Stir well to coat. Season with more salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately.
What easy meals have you been making lately?