This is my new way to be at least slightly accountable for our dinner meal planning efforts. If you have been around then you know my husband is the cook in our family. He loves cook where as I cook because we need to eat. This recipe is a classic recipe … umm, not really. It is a recipe that my husband made up as he went along and then I spent the next five nights asking what he did. We will call it …
Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Baby Spinach
- 1 lb of thin spaghetti or another straight pasta
- 2 cups – loosely packed baby spinach
- 1 pint of cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 small circle of goat cheese or feta (optional)
- 2 cloves of garlic thinly sliced
- 1/4 c of olive oil
- Cook pasta according to package.
- In a 12″ skillet over medium heat, add 1/4 cup of olive oil and garlic slices.
- Stir and “cook” garlic until slightly browned
- Pull garlic out of the oil to discard when cooled.
- Add tomatoes and cook for 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Add spinach and cook for 5-10 minutes (or until nicely wilted) stirring occasionally.
- Add cooked and drained pasta.
- Add salt and pepper to season.
- Turn the combined ingredients frequently for 5-10 minutes.
- Served with dotted cheese on top (optional).
Parting thoughts … this recipe was a hit. My kids love pasta and tomatoes. You could change this up with whole wheat pasta if you want but we used what was in the pantry from stock up time.
My challenge to you … add this recipe to your meal planning menu and let me know what you think! Do you have a recipe to challenge my husband’s cooking skills? Leave me a comment or send me an email at simplybudgeted at gmail.com. I will give credit to where the recipe is from! Want a food related guest post on your blog, let me know and we will work something out!
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