Fusilli With Spinach and Asiago Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Another GREAT side from Giada. The kids and I even eat this as a main dish when my husband is out of town. My VERY picky 2 and 4 year old devour this. Super easy, super healthy! I usually double the amount of tomatoes and the amount of spinach since it's seems like too much pasta and not enough veggies when made as stated. Wonderful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, warm olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the spinach and tomatoes and cook until the spinach wilts, about 2 more minutes. Add the cooked pasta and toss. Add the cheeses, salt, pepper, and the pasta cooking liquid and stir to combine.
  3. Transfer the pasta to a serving plate and serve.


Most Helpful

I've been making this for years and it is still one of my favorite pasta dishes. My daughter now makes it for her family!

Jennifedean49 January 15, 2017

I love this on linguine and have made it several times in the past few months. It's a favorite with us! I have added shrimp in too and it's delicious!

Chef Crystal Cooks September 08, 2009

I have made this several times and it always turns out great. I do add 1 lb. cooked boneless chicken and some red peppers flakes. Thanks.

aronsinvest July 12, 2009

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