UA Recipe Collection

Pasta alla Elise


4 Servings
SourceJanet Shaw, Lane Road Library (2007)
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time20 minutes


1 lb
fettuccini or other wider noodle
8 oz
cream cheese (not whipped)
10 oz
frozen chopped spinach (or fresh if you prefer)
fresh tomato


Cook noodles in boiling salted water. Before draining noodles, spoon off enough of the hot water into the cream cheese to make a sauce. Cook spinach and drain off excess liquid. Add tomato wedges to hot spinach. Prepare individual servings by spooning sauce over noodles and topping with spinach.

This recipe was prepared for me by my German sister-in-law while visiting in Italy. It is really just this simple, quick and delicious.