Penne With Spinach and Two Cheeses

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A simple week night meal. This a is light and healthy vegetarian dish that will satisfy.

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.
  3. Add the spinach and tomatoes and cook until the spinach wilts, about 2 more minutes. Add the cooked pasta and toss.
  4. Add the cheeses, salt, pepper, and the pasta cooking liquid and stir to combine.
  5. Transfer the pasta to a serving plate, top with pine nuts, and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Simple and fast, but very tasty. I didn't have cherry tomatoes, so I cut up some Roma tomatoes instead. I kept the heat in the pan pretty low, so the spinach wilted, but didn't fall apart. Thanks for this quick weeknight recipe.

5 5

Great way to use up some fresh spinach. Very easy to assemble with good flavor. :)

5 5

This was excellent. I didn't have cherry tomatoes. Still good, and I'm not a fan of mixing fruits or nuts with my food so I skipped that too. Never the less I really enjoyed this and it will become a regular at my house