Fresh Tomato and Spinach Pasta

"I got this recipe from my mom, and it's one of my favorites. It's easy, not too time-consuming, and it tastes great. It's a little bit spicy, though, so if you don't like spicy food, you might not enjoy this."
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  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Drain; keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat until onion is tender.
  • Add tomatoes, salt, black pepper, and, if desired, red pepper.
  • Cook and stir over medium-high heat for about two minutes or until the tomatoes are warm and release some of their juices.
  • Stir in spinach, heat just until greens are wilterd.
  • To serve, top pasta with tomato mixture; sprinkle with parmesean cheese.

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  1. yeah i saw this at the back of a barilla box, and it makes lovely pasta. i served it with shrimp (Recipe #126599) and everybody loved it ;) suggestions: i used linguini pasta instead and added tomato sauce (tomato sauce water mix to make sure it's not too thick.. this way the pasta stays moist).. plus i used canned peeled tomatoes as they are much softer in texture.
  2. Just yummy!!
  3. I did not rate this as I used it as a starter recipe...I tweeked it with spices a lot. I wilted the spinach first and set it aside. I used a mini food processor to chop up the tomatoes. To the sauce I added: fennel, basil, oregano, thyme, baking soda (to remove some acidity) and a little bit of sugar - not much, just enough to take the sourness out of the tomatoes. When the sauce was done, I added the spinach back in and poured over top of the pasta. My 16 mo old daughter and hubby loved it. Wish I had doubled it. Thanks for sharing.
  4. 4 1/2 good stars. This was delicious using what I had on hand. We are gluten free so I used a good quality rice macaroni, I may have changed quantities of ingredients somewhat. I added quite a bit of butter to melt into the pasta and a little additional unrefined extra virgin olive oil as well. I only had a good quality canned tomato so I chopped those up. Seasoned with sea salt and a light amount of freshly ground black pepper, no optional, pretty small baby spinach leaves, I didn't bother to chop or slice, & no cheese as I didn't have that!
  5. Made this again and without the noodles. Ate with corn chips (scopes) it was great will make again and again.



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