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fresh plum tomatoes & spinach over pasta

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Bern Smith
Amherst, OH

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

(2 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For fresh plum tomatoes & spinach over pasta

  • 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 md
    fresh plum tomatoes deseeded & 1/4 inch
  • 1/4 c
    fresh grated (or fine shred) parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes

How To Make fresh plum tomatoes & spinach over pasta

  • 1
    Cook Pasta to Al Dente, according to package directions. Drain.
  • 2
    While pasta is cooking, cut plum tomatoes in half and remove seeds. Cut remainder of tomato in a 1/2" dice.
  • 3
    For spinach,its prewashed, just pinch off larger stems. Smaller stems can stay,they become quite tender.
  • 4
    Using 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)
  • 5
    Add pasta to pesto sauce(once it begins to simmer)in pot. Add pepper flakes.
  • 6
    Add fresh tomatoes and spinach and toss.
  • 7
    Pour 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!

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