Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Spinach and Smoked Gouda...

Have you ever seen the movie, 'She's The Man' with Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum? It's a modern take on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, about a girl who dresses and acts like a boy in order to compete on her school's men's soccer team.

Although, that's not the point. The point is, the main character {Amanda Bynes} tries to win her love interest {Channing Tatum} over by gifting him with a wheel of gouda cheese... it's a hilarious movie, one of which seems to keep mysteriously disappearing from my DVD collection... I tell ya, my friends apparently do not understand the term borrow...

Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Spinach and Smoked Gouda...
serves 6
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 10 oz cans sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 16 oz frozen spinach
  • 8 oz smoked gouda (or other cheese that will melt well – mozzarella, brie, or monterrey jack would all work well)
  • 8 oz meat, cooked and chopped (optional, I used leftover spiral sliced ham)


  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • In another pan, heat the oil over medium heat about a minute and then add the onion and mushrooms, cook about 5 minutes until onions are soft. Add the wine, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook about 5 more minutes
  • About a minute before the pasta is done, add the spinach to the pasta pot to thaw it.
  • When the spinach is thawed, run the pasta and spinach through a strainer and reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  • Put the pasta and spinach back in the pot.
  • Toss the pasta with the cheese and reserved pasta water until the pasta is coated. Stir in the mushroom mixture and meat if you’re using it.
{recipe/photos via morgan norris}



i'm leslie said...

Yum! I can't wait to try this.


betty said...

Smocked gouda just makes my mouth water and it does look delicious!


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