{Recipe} Spinach & Mushrooms Marinara Pasta // The Laughing Cow

What's your favourite pasta? 

Mine's fusilli simply because i love the chewy bite to it, especially when cooked al dente :) Not to mention how pasta sauce gets stuck to its grooves, making every bite so delightful!

I love tomato-based pastas due to its tanginess and you won't get sick of it as quickly as cream-based pastas. It pairs so well with cheese too :)

Try this comforting marinara sauce recipe for your next pasta dish! Throw in your favourite ingredients to create a wholesome meal :)

Spinach & Mushrooms Marinara Pasta
adapted from here 
Marinara Sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion, finely diced
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can whole peeled tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
Fresh thyme, basil, oregano, cumin, paprika (1 tsp each)
Parmesan cheese, to garnish
Cooked pasta (your choice!)
Chopped garlic
1/2 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
A few The Laughing Cow cheese wedges


    1. Warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté until softened and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

2. Crush the tomatoes and add to the pan. Add the tomatoes and their juices to the pan with the onions. Crush the tomatoes in your hand as you add them, or smash them against the sides of the pan with your spatula.

    3. Add the bay leaf, salt, pepper and fresh herbs to the pan with the sauce. If you're adding basil, wait to add it until the end of cooking.

  4. Bring the sauce to a rapid simmer, then lower the heat to medium-low to maintain a gentle simmer. Continue simmering until the sauce is slightly reduced and thickened, about 20 minutes.

   5. While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta. When al dente, drain the pasta and rinse with cold water. 

6. Heat a skillet with 1 tsp of olive oil over medium heat, saute garlic, baby spinach, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Add in cooked pasta.

    7. Remove the bay leaf and any herb stems from your marinara sauce. Add the sauce to the skillet containing pasta and stir well to combine. 
8. Add in cheese wedges and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Top with an egg if you wish!


This  year, celebrate  the  perfect  Christmas  with  The Laughing Cow®, one of the top three cheese brands from France!

From  now  till  31  December  2015,  get  a  free  microwave-friendly Happy  Bowl with  any  purchase  of  two  The Laughing  Cow®  products,  redemption  at  supermarket  customer  service  counter.  While stocks last.


Post a Comment








Baking enthusiast who loves desserts and eating clean at the same time. Ohyellowfingers is where I document my recipes, travelogues and cafe hunts