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

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.

Lt. Amy May 14, 2010

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

Lori Mama February 18, 2009

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

daisygrl64 February 02, 2009