Fresh Plum Tomatoes & Spinach over Pasta

Bern Smith


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


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
15 Min



  • 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


  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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