Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Spinach & Tomato Buttery Pasta

I swear The Pioneer Woman  and I must think alike! For lunch today, I wanted something warm and not the typical deli sandwich, so I decided to make an easy pasta dish for one. Literally 5 hours later, I was watching The Food Network and on The Pioneer Woman, she made a very similar dish, Chicken Florentine Pasta! I will definitely have to make her recipe for dinner one of these days because it looked just as tasty if not more! You can adjust the ingredient amounts depending on how many you are cooking for, again, I just made this for myself, so I'll go with what I used today. To print the recipe, click Spinach & Tomato Buttery Pasta
Ingredients:
2 oz. dried pasta (angel hair, thin spaghetti or penne will do fine)
1 cup baby spinach
4-5 roma tomatoes
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbs. butter, melted
1 tbs. sea salt
Directions:
1) In a medium pot, boil water with 1 tbs. sea salt.
2) Add pasta and cook according to package, stirring frequently.
3) At about 1 minute before cooking time ends, add the spinach and tomatoes to the pot of cooking pasta (Yes, just throw it in the pot with the pasta and boiling water).
4) After cooking time is complete, drain pasta mixture and return to pot. Add the melted butter, garlic powder and shredded parmesan cheese. Toss.
5) Serve in a bowl and enjoy! Watch out for those tomatoes though! They'll burst with flavor!
Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 601
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20 g30 %
Saturated Fat 12 g58 %
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 53 g18 %
Sodium 7257 mg302 %
Potassium 233 mg7 %
Total Carbohydrate 80 g27 %
Dietary Fiber 8 g32 %
Sugars 33 g
Protein 23 g46 %
Vitamin A3 %
Vitamin C358 %
Calcium4 %
Iron146 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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