Today's featured recipe for two requires minimal ingredients and effort, yet it produces maximum flavor.  Even better, it provides a nutritious dose of vitamin packed fruits and vegetables.  Thus, generating a "good-for-you," good tasting, Popeye approved meal.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Pasta
Total Time: 20 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

What you'll need
1 - 1 1/2 cups uncooked pasta 
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 leek, chopped
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes
8 oz package of frozen spinach
parmesan cheese

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. In a medium skillet, sauté garlic over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure garlic does not burn. 
3. Add spinach and tomatoes to pan; cook for approximately 3 minutes.
4. Stir in pasta.  Mix until pasta is evenly coated in oil and vegetables.  Let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.  
5. Remove from heat and top with parmesan cheese.
6. Serve with a side of garlic cheese toast.  Enjoy! 

03/04/2013 16:32

I made this today using fresh spinach and spaghetti squash instead of frozen and pasta. It was awesome! I bet it would be great with a little pesto, too!


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