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Spinach Fettuccine

1-10oz frozen spinach package, thawed, chopped
3/4-lb fettuccine
2-tbsp butter
1-onion, chopped
1-red pepper, diced
2-cloves garlic, minced
11/2-tsp dried basil
3-tbsp all-purpose flour
21/4-cups milk
1-cup grated Parmesan cheese
3-tbsp tomato paste
3/4-tsp salt
1/4-tsp ground nutmeg
Pinch- cayenne pepper

Place thawed spinach in a sieve
Remove water by firmly pressing the spinach with the back of a spoon, or by squeezing by hand
Set aside
Cook pasta according to package instructions
Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat
Add onion, red pepper, garlic, and basil; cook 3-5 minutes
Stir in flour
Gradually whisk in milk making sure there are no lumps
Stirring, bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute
Stir in spinach, 1/2-cup Parmesan, tomato paste, salt, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper
Toss sauce with fettuccine
Serve with remaining Parmesan