Fresh Plum Tomatoes & Spinach over Pasta

Bern Smith

By
@BSmith61

It looks like you slaved and tastes like your a professional cook!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

RED & GREEN PASTA A LA PESTO (KIDS LOVE IT!)

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

Step-By-Step

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!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy