Rapidito en Viernes=Quicky Fridays

Smurf Pasta

Hola Amigos! Happy Friday and Happy March 1st!!! yeah!!! Spring is almost here! That is a great reason to celebrate this entire weekend, starting today!
Leave it to my kids to come with "smart remarks" about what I choose to cook.."Mom...what is that?..oh, whatever it is, it was good!? ~ That is my teen speaking, always hungry, he will pretty much eat anything he could put in a bowl. Momma, I'm hungry....can I have a marshmallow with my mc'n cheese?~ and that is my tot speaking...marshmallows and mc'n cheese?..oh well...as long as he eats I keep telling myself. But with today's meal they were quite puzzled. One said...I was wondering what was that, is it ready yet? and the little one...Momma, you made "Smurf Pasta"!

I don't know why I really bought this pasta...must have been the pretty color, who can resist that pretty turquoise paired with jet black, a classic! but I don't tend to buy food with colorants...we don't even have fruit loops in this house, that is a once in a while special treat. Needless to say, this would be one of those too. So here it goes my friends my quick but tasty, Smurf Pasta on Creamy Crab Sauce.

 Pasta on Creamy Crab Sauce

8 oz Smurf bow tie pasta or any other pasta Hulk or Barney it's ok too!
4 TBSP butter
1 TBSP oil
1 onion chopped
1 garlic clove chopped
1 1/2 cup Spinach
8 oz Baby Bella Mushrooms sliced
2 6 oz each cans crab meat
1.7 oz Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup white wine
Salt, pepper to taste. 

 Prepare pasta according to instructions.
In a saucepan, add oil and butter. When the butter starts to melt, add onions and garlic. Stirring constantly for the garlic not to burn, once the onion is transparent, add mushrooms, Stir for 3-5  minutes until mushrooms are tender.

I love Mushrooms!

Add  heavy cream, crab meat, wine, salt and pepper. Simmer for at least 5 minutes until everything is evenly heated up and sauce starts to thicken. Add Spinach and cook for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and serve with your pasta.


I love the creaminess of the sauce with the texture of the pasta! Pasta no matter the color is my #1 comfort food in a cold winter's day.

I personally do not add cheese to any pasta dish with seafood on it, but the kids love Parmesan Cheese on theirs so add some cheese if you want, cheese is always good!

Thank You for visiting today my friends! I hope you had a good work week and are looking forward to a relaxed and fun weekend among family and friends! Remember our motto, everything tastes better with a Pinch of Love!



  1. Well I can already see that your blog is one of those places to find the most fabulous of things. This is crazy awesome!

  2. Ha ha ha! Wait til my granddaughters see this. It will be all they will ever eat. So glad you found my weekly party and came by to share. I hope to see you next week! Linda

    1. Thanks Linda! The kids loved it! I'm sure your granddaughter will love it too!

  3. OMGosh! Kids would go nuts for that pasta! I am going to look for it. But then your "adult" recipe is probably what I'd use it for! That looks yummy.

  4. Oh my they look wonderful. I might end up displaying them than eating them.
    hopping over from OEHW blog hop.

    1. LOL...Thank You so Much! It's fun food indeed!

  5. So Fun! and the sauce recipe looks divine - even on "normal" pasta

  6. Thanks so much for linking up with us at the link party this week. LOVE the blue pasta. That is really cool, never seen such. And the crab...yum

  7. Lixbeth,
    How fun is thi pasta, I love it!
    I featured your Kiss Me Gumball Machine today at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
    See you tomorrow for Tuesday Trivia.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile


  8. Lizy, I love pasta and this recipe sounds so yummy that I will definitely make it (spinach is my favorite veggie), but I make it a habit to never, never eat blue food! Unique and very pretty pasta, but I would have to save it for a school project (if I had kids). Have a great week. Janet

    1. I understand Janet...blue could be tricky to eat..for us is one in a year's treat! But the sauce goes good with any color pasta! It's tasty! Thank You for stopping by my dear Janet! Hope you're having a great week!

  9. What fun Pasta! I love the little smurfs in the picture. Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

    1. Thank you so much Chandra! Little man let them go only for a shot, lol..got to return them to their rightful owner, Thanks for stopping by!

  10. That pasta is amazing!! So fun to eat.
    Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll come back again on Saturday! Leigh Anne

  11. Hi Leigh Anne! Thank You for stopping by! Yes this pasta is a blast! Kids love it! I'll be there Saturday for sure!

  12. How pretty Lizy! Sounds delicious too. And I love the insight to your children's culinary palette. I think marshmallows and mac n cheese would go over well at this house too! Thanks for sharing at A New Creation!

  13. What a fun meal...smurf pasta!
    Thanks for linking up at my Real Family Fun link party.