Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
My mother in-law is an awesome cook and this was the first meal she made for me when my husband and I were dating. Since then anyone I have ever made this for raves about it and makes it themselves. My kids absolutely love it (they are 5 and 7) and the spinach doesn't scare them away. Even our black lab knows when it's being served for dinner and waits to lick the plates, although there is not much left at the end of this meal. .
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 (14 ounce) package fresh spinach (stems removed)
- 3 (14 1/2 ounce) canspetite diced tomatoes (not drained)
- 3 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1 pinch sugar
- fresh basil, to taste
- salt and pepper
- 1 lb thin spaghetti
- Wash and remove stems of spinach, place in a large pot and fill a quarter of the way with water, add salt if desired.
- Bring to a boil and press down spinach, as it wilts, into boiling water.
- Cover for 5 minutes. Than drain and remove most of the water but not necessary to remove all. Set aside.
- Heat olive oil in medium saucepan, cook diced onion and garlic 5 -7 minutes just until translucent.
- Add diced tomatoes, bouillon cubes, basil, pinch of sugar and Salt and pepper to saucepan.
- Bring to just a boil than lower heat to medium low and cook for 20 minutes.
- While that's cooking use the same pot that you boiled the spinach in to boil more water for your pasta and cook according to package directions.
- Chop already cooked spinach.
- During the last 5 minutes of cooking pasta add the spinach to your tomato sauce.
- Drain pasta and put back into pot, add a ladel full of sauce and mix so spaghetti does not stick together.
- Place pasta on serving plates and spoon sauce over pasta.
- Sprinkle with Romano cheese and serve.