Thursday, 10 March 2011

Tagliatelle with Spinach, Mascarpone and Parmesan

This is a quick and delicious pasta recipe I love. It's got a simple, silky, creamy sauce made with mascarpone cheese, cream, garlic, nutmeg and Parmesan (and butter)... Yes, yes, I know what some of you are thinking... but those ingredients indeed what make this dish so incredibly scrumptious.

If it makes you feel any better, there's also spinach... quite a lot of spinach here which is very good for us. It's very low in calories yet very high in vitamins and loaded with other nutrients, like omega-3 fatty acids and an excellent source of iron, as I've been told. Just think of Popeye!

I also read somewhere, I may made this up, I cannot remember... Cheese supplies a great deal of protein and calcium. So, I think this pasta is actually health food. Please don't take my words for it. However, you can certainly trust me when I tell you: it's delicious...


Tagliatelle with Spinach, Mascarpone and Parmesan
Recipe by Jamie Oliver
For list of ingredients and instructions, click here.

18 comments:

  1. That looks lush - and I am a firm (if slightly wobbly in places) believer in the health benefits of cheese...

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  2. I loved this dish when I made it and it reminds me I need to make it again soon! You are right, you really have to use these indulgent ingredients now and again to enjoy a fantastic dish. Do you mind sharing??

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  3. That looks so great. I like the Popeye reference- funny. I've never made a Jamie Oliver recipe. I might have to try one!

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  4. I love everything about this! I made something similar with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Such a great comfort meal!

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  5. This is a comfort food in the making. O how I need a bowl of your deliciousness. As always, well done ;)

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  6. Thanks a lot!!! Love it

    btw, bird nest (www.geocities.jp/hongkong_bird_nest/index_e.htm) is made up of about 58% soluable proteins...the highest amoung all food and even synetic protein powders

    it greatly increase tissue regeneration

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  7. Now, this is definitely my kind of meal! Forget if it's healthy or not, it's the flavors that count here! Fantastic recipe find, Michael!!

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  8. Michael, My most popular dishes that I make are the pasta dishes. This fabulous tagliatelle, will be a new addition to my list of recipes.
    I love Jamie Oliver, and I appreciate you sharing this amazing Mascarpone, spinach Parmesan fabulous pasta dish! Yumm!!!

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  9. This really looks wonderful. It has to be one of my favorite pasta dishes. It's perfect for a quiet candlelight supper. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  10. Keep sticking up for cheese!

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  11. My perfect pasta meal Michael. Love the cream and spinach. Of course it's bloody healthy. It's food!

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  12. I love pasta dishes. I can never find tagliatelle in my grocery store, though. Bummer!

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  13. I think it sounds like a great combination!! And it looks absolutely delectable!

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  14. This looks pretty good. Did you make your own tagliatelle? I've been making it from scratch recently but haven't found a recipe to use it with that I really enjoy. I bet that I'd like this quite a lot.

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  15. Wow, with all that spinach it's positively diet food ;)

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  16. Thank you for all the lovely comments friends. I ate the portion for 3, just to let you know.

    Stevie, Thank you for stopping by. I didn't make my own tagliatelle for this recipe. I like making my own on the weekend when I usually have more time. I hope you give this a go.

    :)

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  17. Gorgeous flavours! :) Michael, this might just tempt me to eat healthy... LOL! Please please share your pasta recipe with us when you make your own tagliatelle. Great meal my friend!

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  18. Looks delicious to me, and cheese is indeed a protein source...we can leave it at that and just eat :)

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