Fresh Plum Tomatoes & Spinach over Pasta
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- 1 lb
- any dry pasta
- 1 pkg
- knorr pesto mix (envelope)
- 1/4 c
- extra virgin olive oil (part of pesto mix )
- 1/2 pkg
- fresh bag of spinach leaves (9oz.)
- 3 medium
- fresh plum tomatoes deseeded & 1/4 inch
- 1/4 c
- fresh grated (or fine shred) parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp
- crushed red pepper flakes
RED & GREEN PASTA A LA PESTO (KIDS LOVE IT!)
1Cook Pasta to Al Dente, according to package directions. Drain.
2While pasta is cooking, cut plum tomatoes in half and remove seeds. Cut remainder of tomato in a 1/2" dice.
3For spinach,its prewashed, just pinch off larger stems. Smaller stems can stay,they become quite tender.
4Using the same pot pasta came out of; prepare pesto according to package directions. (jarred pesto may be substituted use 1/3 of a small jar)
5Add pasta to pesto sauce(once it begins to simmer)in pot. Add pepper flakes.
6Add fresh tomatoes and spinach and toss.
7Pour pasta dish onto a large oval platter or in a large bowl. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese.
Serve with warmed sliced Italian or French bread and a salad. Yumm!