Fresh Plum Tomatoes & Spinach over Pasta

1
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

How to Make Fresh Plum Tomatoes & Spinach over Pasta

Step-by-Step

  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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About Fresh Plum Tomatoes & Spinach over Pasta

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




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