Pasta With Spinach, Sun-dried Tomatoes & Artichoke Hearts

"This pasta dish has enough goodies in it to make an entire meal. Despite having soy sauce as an ingredient, it does not taste Asian. I like to use a pasta such as medium shells that will hold onto the vegetables, not a spaghetti-type. Preparation time does not include 30 minutes for soaking sun-dried tomatoes."
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  • Soak the sun-dried tomatoes in hot water for 30 minutes.
  • Drain, and slice into thin strips.
  • At the same time, take the spinach from the freezer and allow to semi-defrost in a colander.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Saute onion and garlic in oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms, soy sauce, and pepper and saute for another 3 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Add tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives and pine nuts.
  • Mix well.
  • Add spinach, mixing well until everything is combined and heating through.
  • Add vegetable mixture to drained pasta.
  • Add feta, and mix well.
  • Serve!

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  1. This was really good. I used a 7 cheese tortellini and added some capers. I loved all the stuff in it, thanks for posting!
  2. I don't feel qualified to rate this since I pretty much used it as a jumping-off point for a quick-fix dinner, but it turned out delicious! I used leftovers from recipe ID# 21882 (pesto chicken, which I thought was just okay). Sauteed the garlic and onion, added the soy sauce, sundried tomato pesto, artichoke hearts, pinenuts, and the cubed-up leftover chicken (that had pesto, mozzerella, and sauteed mushrooms). Omitted the spinach, feta, and olives entirely. Mixed in penne pasta. DH and I LOVED the result! Will try the recipe as written next time to see how it turns out. I think the soy sauce added a great depth of flavor. Thanks for the inspiration!
  3. Wow, what flavour in this. We loved it. I did forget to add the spinach and was out of pine nuts. It is easy to make as well. Not being a huge pasta lover, I would reduce the amount of pasta next time, but that is only personal preference. Thanks for the recipe.
  4. This was awesome! Only change was I didn't add mushrooms b/c my husband doesn't like them and added a little extra soy sauce and olive oil.
  5. This is fantastic!! Yum, I am eating the leftovers at work right now. I really like how much stuff is in the dish, and how flavorful it is. My only substitutions were a can of diced tomatoes (liquid drained) for the sun-dried tomatoes. And probably less fresh spinach and artichokes than were called for. Loved the addition of soy sauce! :)


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