Pasta with Galic and Spinach

    25 min

    A meat-less pasta dish but one that you can easily add chicken to. Sometimes I also add a tin of tomatoes if I fancy something saucier. Goes great with some garlic bread and freshly grated Parmesan.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g pasta
    • 250g frozen spinach, thawed and chopped
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 7 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried chilli pepper flakes
    • salt to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and spinach and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente; drain and reserve.
    2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and dried chilli pepper flakes; saute for 5 minutes or until the garlic turns light gold. Add cooked pasta and spinach to the frying pan and mix well. Season with salt and toss; serve.

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    I made this one with whole wheat pasta and it tasted great. I cut the amount of pasta in half and used 9 oz of fresh spinach. I didn't boil my spinach; instead I sauteed it with the garlic and red pepper flakes. The only other change I made is adding freshly grated parmesan cheese on top. I will make this again.  -  06 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I tried this tonite and it was very good.I used 12 oz.of pasta and also used 10oz. of fresh spinach,rough chopped ,which I added to pasta the last 2 min. of cooking.I sauted some slivered lean pork,with the oil & garlic.I also added grated parmesan to finished dish.Chicken or smoked sausage would be good too.  -  02 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I rated this recipe a 5 for it's ease in preparation and fabulous flavor. I made some mild variations. I used whole wheat penne pasta instead of the shells. I also added 1 (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes when I added the cooked pasta and spinach to the skillet. Thanks for the great and simple recipe Yakuta!  -  11 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)