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 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian Main



  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 sprigs thyme (or rosemary)
  • 23 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!