Thursday, July 19, 2018

Rotini and Spinach With Kohlrabi Cream Sauce

Kohlrabi makes for a nifty sauce.

Every once in a while, something new comes to my kitchen attention.

My housemate had kohlrabi in her CSA box and kindly let me feel free to use it. I prepared the radish family vegetable in two ways. The first is a delicious, dreamy cream sauce that went well with thick rotini pasta and yummy spinach.

Rotini and Spinach With Kohlrabi Cream Sauce Ingredients and Preparation

1 1/2 cup rotini
1 cup frozen spinach
1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup water
1 kohlrabi bulb, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Bring rotini and spinach to a boil together. Set aside.
In a separate pot, boil hot water and add kohlrabi. Cook until softened.
Using a blender or food processor, combine kohlrabi, a bit of the kohlrabi water, nutritional yeast, olive oil, garlic, turmeric, salt, crushed red pepper, and black pepper.

Stir kohlrabi cream sauce into pasta and spinach.

Serve nice and hot.



  1. Seriously brilliant!! I bet this is similar to a cauliflower Alfredo. I definitely have to try this. Who doesn't love a delicious creamy sauce without nuts! Don't get me wrong, I love cashew Alfredo but it is really heavy. Brilliant idea, I never would have thought of this, I've only ever had it raw!!

    1. Thank you!!! It's definitely lighter than a nut based sauce. Next time, I would add just a pinch of lemon juice.