Fusilli with Spinach and Peas in Creamy Tomato Sauce is a delicious Italian recipe of Fusilli Pasta tossed with spinach, peas in tomato sauce studded with cream, basil and garlic for most amazing flavour to give you an enticing treat.
As we all know, Pasta’s are amongst the most favourable staple Italian cuisine, basically made from a dough combined into Flour, Eggs and Water and later on can be shaped into desired pattern. Looking forward to the unhealthy nutritional supplements nowadays pasta made up of Cereals or Grains are made available too. Not just it’s limited to Flour, Cereals or Grains but also are broadly divided into the Fresh Pastas and the Dried Pastas.
So… Coming to the post of the day, Fusilli with Spinach and Peas in Creamy Tomato Sauce, Fusilli is also another variety of pasta which are long, thick and corkscrew shaped. The Fusilli is also used to describe a short, flattened, twisted pasta known as rotini in the United States. Actually, Fusilli is easy available in the supermarkets as they are greatly used in salads and are also available in colors other than the wheat one.
Natural flavours like Beetroot and Tomato for Red and Spinach for Green are used for the tri-colour Fusilli. Here in Fusilli with Spinach and Peas in Creamy Tomato Sauce, I’ve used all the fresh veggies and the sauces too are self-made and not the canned or the one’s containing preservative.
Though, there are kids who run away from spinach, but while eating Fusilli or Pizza they forget everything and just concentrate only on the creamy and cheesy and tongue tangling blissful flavor of the savory. The aroma of the significant of this fusilli recipe is just so smothering which absolutely can’t be expressed.
Basic Ingredients required that are easily available in our pantry:
Even the ingredients used are very local and truly subjected to the one’s resembling the Italian flavor in your home. Fusilli with Spinach and Peas in Creamy Tomato Sauce includes Spinach, Green Peas and Tomato as already mentioned in the name itself, followed by garlic cloves, Cream, Basil leaves, Chili Flakes, Salt & Pepper, Sugar, Butter and Olive oil. Also, when you can make the restaurant style International cuisines yourself at home, Why waste time looking out for the best in the city?
Can be served at brunch or dinner and in lunch boxes as well, along with Cheese Garlic Bread, or other dishes of your choice.
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
2 cups, fusilli
1 cup, spinach, finely chopped
1/3 cup, green peas, blanched
1& ½ cup, ripened tomato chopped finely
4-5 garlic cloves, chopped
½ cup, cream
4-5 fresh basil leaves
chili flakes as required
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon olive oil
Cook the fusilli pasta as per the packet instructions.
In a pan, melt butter. Add spinach and peas and saute for 2-3 minutes on high flame. Season with salt and pepper, cook for another 2 minutes. Take it off the heat. Empty the pan into a bowl and keep it aside.
In the same pan, heat oil, add garlic and cook until aromatic. Add tomato, chili flakes and mix. Cook until the tomato is soft and mushy.
Add basil, sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another few minutes until it reaches thick sauce consistency.
Add cream and mix well. Take it off the heat.
Toss the boiled pasta, sautéed tomato spinach and peas and the creamy tomato sauce together.
Dish out in serving bowls, garnish with cream, basil and serve hot.