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Spinach Pasta Toss

March 26, 2013 by  
Filed Under Main Dish, Recipes, Side Dish

Looking for a quick meal for dinner tonight?  This one will certainly fit the bill, but will also make a great side dish with some grilled chicken.

It seemed odd to cook the pasta in so little water with the tomatoes, but this made the pasta take on so much flavor from the tomatoes.  I served this just with bread and it made a nice light dinner.  Everyone loved it so the recipe made the cut for a future meal.  Delicious, nutritious, and super easy! 4x6 DSC_0080menu


Spinach Pasta Toss

  • 1 can  (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups  multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 cup  water
  • 1 pkg.  (9 oz.) baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup  Italian cheese

Bring tomatoes, pasta and water to boil in large saucepan; stir. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. or just until pasta is tender.

Add half the spinach; simmer, covered, 2 min. or just until wilted. Stir. Repeat with remaining spinach.

Serve topped with cheese.

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3 Responses to Spinach Pasta Toss

  1. THe Spinach pasta dish sounds quick & easy & pretty healthy for being so simple. How many does it serve? That is important info to me. Thanks!

    • recipe says:

      Jacqueline – I would say six if served as a side dish and only four if served as the main dish. Really depends on how much pasta your family eats.

  2. SJ says:

    This would be good with a poached egg on top. :)

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