Mini Wheels with Creamy Spinach & Leek Sauce

Mini Wheels with Creamy Spinach & Leek Sauce

Kid-friendly shape, adult-friendly recipe.

Serving: 8 people

1 box mini wheels
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 leek, roots removed, diced lengthwise
1 bag (6oz.) fresh baby spinach
1 ½  cups half and half
3 cups broccoli florets
½ cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated
salt and black pepper, to taste

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; season with salt
2. Cook leeks in a large skillet over medium heat in olive oil for 5 minutes
3. Add baby spinach, half and half, and season with salt and black pepper; bring to a simmer
4. Cool sauce for five minutes
5. Process sauce in a blender until smooth
6. Cook pasta according to package directions; when 3 minutes are remaining, add broccoli to the boiling water
7. Drain pasta and broccoli
8. Toss with creamy spinach leek sauce
9. Stir in cheese and serve

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