Herbed Spinach Pasta

Total Time
18mins
Prep 3 mins
Cook 15 mins

this is a quick and easy dish that is great if you don't enjoy eating your veggies. check out my other great vegetarian recipes!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 12 medium onion (sliced)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 34 teaspoon basil
  • 1 medium red peppers (cut into strips red or yellow makes dish much more colorful) or 1 medium yellow peppers (cut into strips red or yellow makes dish much more colorful) or 1 medium green pepper (cut into strips red or yellow makes dish much more colorful)
  • 1 (13 1/2 ounce) canwhole spinach leaves (well drained)

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and keep warm.
  2. Cook onion, garlic, and basil in oil in skillet until onion is tender.
  3. Add pepper strips and cook 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in spinach: heat through.
  5. Toss with pasta and top with fresh parmesan cheese (if desired).

Reviews

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I thought this was really good. I used about a half of a 9 oz. bag of fresh spinach instead of canned and added about half of a large chopped fresh tomato that I had left over from lunch, with the spinach . My husband thought that there was too much yellow pepper. But I thought it was just about right. In any case, there weren't any leftovers. Next time I will add the whole bag of fresh spinach. It wilts down to nothing. I give this five stars because this is a good basic recipe that can be played with. Sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers or calmata olives, come to mind. A sprinkle of feta cheese might be substituted for parmesan. I will make it again.

Wileysmom August 18, 2003

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