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Spinach and Tomato Pasta

Spinach and Tomato Pasta
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon
    olive oil
  • 1 cup
    grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup
    loosely packed chopped spinach, fresh or frozen in bags
  • 1 tablespoon
    minced garlic
  • 2 cups
    cooked whole wheat pasta, in small shapes like macaroni, rotelli, or small shells
  • 1/4 cup
    shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon
    toasted pine nuts
  •  
    salt, to taste
  •  
    pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Add olive oil to a medium nonstick saucepan or skillet heated over medium-high heat. After about 20 seconds when the oil is nice and hot, add the tomatoes, spinach, and garlic and continue to saute for a few minutes until spinach is soft and bright green and tomatoes are soft. Add some salt and pepper to taste if desired.
  2. Stir in the cooked pasta and continue to cook and stir the mixture for a minute or two to heat up the pasta and blend the flavors. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top and turn off the heat. Let the dish sit for a couple of minutes, sprinkle pine nuts over the top, and serve!
Nutritional Information

Makes: Makes 2 servings
  • Calories279
  • Protein11 g
  • Carbohydrates42 g
    • Dietary fiber7 g
  • Fat9 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol5 mg
  • Sodium89 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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