Mediterranean Penne w/Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Carmita:  “Made this tonight. Delicious. Family loved it!”

Mariano:  “Sweetheart [that would be me], this is wonderful!  It’s filling and it tastes great.”

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cooked whole-grain penne pasta, cook until al dente
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup fat-free feta cheese

Cook penne according to package directions.

Add 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil to a large skillet, and saute garlic over medium-low heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, black pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes to the skillet and continue to saute 5 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.

Add cooked penne and remaining tablespoon of oil; toss to coat, cover, and cook on low an additional 2 minutes.

Add pine nuts and baby spinach, toss to combine. Turn off heat, cover and allow spinach to slightly wilt, about 2 minutes.

Sprinkle on feta cheese and serve.

SHOPPING LIST

  • Mediterranean-Penne-with-Sun-dried-Tomatoeswhole-grain penne pasta
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil – coarsely chopped
  • black pepper
  • Salt
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • pine nuts
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup fat-free feta cheese

 

penne homemade

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