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Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach Recipe

Description:  This pasta recipe goes great with grilled chicken, pork, beef, or seafood, too.While some people consider this a summer recipe, as cherry and grape tomatoes are widely available, it can be made any time of year.


Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces rotini pasta

  • 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • pinch or crushed red pepper

  • 1/2 pound spinach, center stem removed, torn into bite sized pieces

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes

  • 1/2 cups shredded parmesan cheese


How to Make Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach:

  1. Cook pasta in boiling water until "al Dente".

  2. Drain  pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.

  3. Return pasta to the pot.

  4. In a large skillet, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.

  5. Saute garlic and crushed red pepper for 1 minute.

  6. Add cherry tomatoes, 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Cook tomatoes until softened.

  7. Add spinach and remaining salt and pepper. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, until the spinach begins to wilt.

  8. Add pasta and reserved cooking liquid.Stir to mix together.

  9. Stir in shredded parmesan cheese.

  10. Remove from heat, and serve hot.


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