Garlic-Butter Pasta with Spinach and Parmesan | @naturallyella

I had a whole post in my head, ready to type out during my layover in Denver this afternoon. Then I got sick, like, forced to go to urgent car and told than I shouldn’t fly for 3-4 days.

Garlic-Butter Pasta with Spinach and Parmesan | @naturallyella

Other than not feeling 100%, I’m glad to spend the extra time with M. I’ll take it wherever I can get it.

Garlic-Butter Pasta with Spinach and Parmesan | @naturallyella

So today I’m sharing a super simple pasta dish. I love butter, like really love butter. Coupled with a bit of garlic and herbs, I think it makes the perfect sauce to pair with pasta.

This dish is amazingly easy and be used as a base for many additions. Add in different greens, herbs, and cheese- use whatever you have on hand. I also have to put emphasis that when I say butter, I mean organic butter- the extra taste helps put a little “oomph” behind the dish.

Garlic-Butter Pasta with Spinach and Parmesan | @naturallyella



Garlic Butter Pasta with Spinach and Parmesan

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3-4
  • Category: Vegetarian Main


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 sprigs thyme (or rosemary)
  • 2-3 handfuls baby spinach
  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan


  1. In a sauce pan, heat butter over medium-low. Mince garlic and add to pan. Saute for 1, add thyme, and cook for 1 more minute. Add spinach to butter mixture and cook until spinach is wilted.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until tender. Drain and add pasta to spinach mixture. Sprinkle parmesan on top and mix everything together.
  3. Serve with an extra sprinkle of parmesan and thyme.


*The majority of Parm isn’t vegetarian friendly, however, there are brands out there that are made without rennet. Check the package if you are concerned!

Garlic-Butter Pasta with Spinach and Parmesan

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