Pasta with Creamy Spinach Hummus Sauce

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This easy recipe for pasta with creamy spinach hummus sauce takes your favorite dip and transforms it into a rich sauce without a drop of cream. Dinner magic!


  • 8 ounces pasta (we like a short pasta like penne or campanelle, but you be you!)
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup hummus (see note)
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup grated parmesan, plus extra for garnish
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water. Add the spinach to the pasta during the last minute of cooking. Scoop out a cup of pasta water before you drain it.
  2. Return the pasta to the pot and add the hummus, lemon juice, butter and cheese. Drizzle in just enough of the reserved pasta water to make a light sauce.
  3. Divide among plates, garnish with parsley, cheese and a grinding of black pepper and serve!


You can make your own amazing hummus in five minutes with my easy recipe – click here to get it!