Ree Drummond’s Garlic Spinach Spaghetti Is a Quick and Easy Dinner, According to Reviewers

Is there such a thing as too many Pioneer Woman pasta recipes? For fans of the Food Network star —and pasta fans everywhere — the answer is probably no. Enter Ree Drummond’s Garlic Spinach Spaghetti recipe. Reviewers love that it’s a simple, tasty pasta dish from The Pioneer Woman host.

Ree Drummond made Garlic Spinach Spaghetti on ‘The Pioneer Woman’ with her mother 

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Drummond’s Garlic Spinach Spaghetti is mom-approved. The blogger-turned-cooking show host made the dish on the “Home Sweet Home: Mom Knows Best” episode of Food Networks The Pioneer Woman

There to help her during the cooking process and the filming of The Pioneer Woman was her mother, Gerre Schwert. Together, the Super Easy author and her mom prepared the quick and easy pasta dish while the Drummond kids filmed.

They also prepared other mom-approved Pioneer Woman dishes including Chocolate Mousse, White Clam Pizza, and So-Good-For-You Salad. 

Drummond’s Garlic Spinach Spaghetti recipe has 4.5 stars

Stephen Colbert and Ree Drummond stir respective saucepans
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The people have spoken. Reviewers love Drummond’s Garlic Spinach Spaghetti. 

At the time of writing, the recipe’s been reviewed nearly 25 times on Food Network’s website. While that doesn’t earn it a spot among the most popular Pioneer Woman dishes it does, however, mean Garlic Spinach Spaghetti is well-liked. 

The recipe averages 4.5 stars and has received praise from reviewers for being easy to make. 

One reviewer described it as “so good,” “filling on a freezing day,” and kid-approved. Another called it simple and delicious before noting their entire family enjoyed it. 

Others called it everything from “simply wonderful,” “very easy to make,” and “very quick and easy,” to “great” and “very tasty.” 

How to make Ree Drummond’s Garlic Spinach Spaghetti

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Now for the details on Drummond’s Garlic Spinach Spaghetti. She and her mom cooked spaghetti and saved some of the pasta water. 

Next, they browned butter in a pan before adding red pepper flakes and garlic. Then they gradually added spaghetti, spinach, lemon juice, and cheese.

“The idea is to keep moving everything around,” Drummond said. “We’re going to add pasta, spinach, Parmesan, and lemon until we’ve used all the ingredients.”

It’s during this process that the pasta water comes in handy. “My mom just pointed out a really important step and that is …” Drummond said before Schwert chimed in with “pasta water.” 

Why? “So that it doesn’t get too dry in here add a little bit at a time as you need,” Schwert explained. 

After they added all of the ingredients and the spinach had wilted, Drummond and her mom sprinkled the pasta with more Parmesan cheese as well as freshly ground black pepper. With one last toss to make sure everything was coated they served Drummond’s Garlic Spinach Spaghetti. 

The entire process should take, according to Food Network, approximately 25 minutes. Once again, it’s another simple and relatively quick Pioneer Woman pasta recipe.

Additionally, Drummond’s Garlic Spinach Pasta is versatile enough to make for a dinner party or a casual weeknight meal. Best of all, it only requires nine ingredients, many of which are pantry staples. 

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