Monday, July 30, 2012

Spinach Tomato Pasta

I tried a new recipe a couple weeks ago and it was such a hit in our house I had to share. Eat Yourself Skinny's Spinach Tomato Pasta is a new favorite that will be going into the weekly rotations. It was such a light, delicious summery dish.

It was also easy and not a lot of ingredients were needed:

Pasta not pictured. It was already on the stove cooking! We were hungry.

Ingredients (Serves 6)

3/4 lb. whole wheat pasta shells
1 Tbsp light butter
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 (5 oz) package baby spinach
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup half-and-half
1 oz. grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1 (8 oz) container grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 Tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add your sliced shallot and crushed red pepper; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until translucent.  Add spinach and broth; cover and cook for 1 minute.  Add half-and-half, 3/4 of the Parmesan cheese and the black pepper.  Stir to combine; cook for 3 minutes and remove from heat.

Add tomatoes and the cooked pasta; toss.  Garnish with parsley and remaining cheese.  

Serve and enjoy!


Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

looks yum! thanks for the recipe.

lil desiqua said...

This looks delicious...and easy! Definitely going to try it this week! Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

that looks SO good!

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