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Creamy Harissa Pasta & Maggie and the Moms

Join me on Daytime TV - WFLA TV on Monday 1/30 for this Creamy Harissa Pasta and a segment with Maggie and the Moms.

Creamy Harissa Pasta

2 tablespoons avocado oil

1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped

1 large garlic clove, minced

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup harissa (store bought or homemade)

1/2 cup parmesan, grated

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon house seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic, onion and smoked paprika)

6 ounces fresh spinach

2 tablespoons butter

Basil, to garnish

1 pound linguine

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add oil and onion to a large saucepan and cook over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 30 more seconds, stirring continually. Add chicken broth, harissa, parmesan, sour cream and seasonings. Stir together and cook for 5 minutes, then add spinach and butter, stirring frequently.

While the water is boiling, add the linguine. Cook for 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain pasta and save some pasta water to thin out sauce, if needed. Add pasta to the sauce and thoroughly combine. Add fresh basil to serve.


You can substitute the harissa with a jar of sundried tomato pesto or tomato sauce. If you choose tomato sauce, you'll need to add some Italian seasoning to the sauce for flavor. The jarred harissa and sundried tomato pesto is already packed full of flavor. I have homemade recipes for the harissa and sundried tomato pesto in my cookbook, Meals from the Mitten, and on my website Nom News if someone wants to make the sauce homemade.



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