Sund Dried Tomato and Spinach Whole Wheat Pasta

Here it is, another favorite pasta recipe. I have a couple more to post, which will do in the coming weeks.

This recipe it is a little bit more involved if you will, although it will not take you more than 25 minutes to put together. I say more involve because you have to use the food processor to puree the sun dried tomatoes, garlic and oil.

If you are making this pasta you can add pepper flakes and a little bit of Parmesan cheese as well. Never-the-less this has always been a hit when served at parties. Hope you like it.

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Sund Dried Tomato and Spinach Whole Wheat Pasta

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

1 lb whole wheat penne pasta
1 lb chopped frozen spinach, drained
1 lb part skim mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
1 lb chopped fresh tomatoes
1 can jumbo pitted olives , chopped
1 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, you can add more if you like, I normally do
4 - 6 tablespoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves
Salt to taste

 

Directions:

Place whole wheat pasta on pot with boiling water and cook until aldente stage.

While the pasta is cooking chop mozzarella cheese, olives, and tomatoes. Place on a big pot. Drain the spinach and add to the pot with the other ingredients. Place olive oil, sun dried tomatoes and garlic in the food processor and pulse until completely pureed. Add pasta to pot followed by the sun dried tomato mixture and salt. Combine all ingredients and serve.


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13 comments

  1. This is a beauty of a dish, Miryam! I love this wonderful sauce and the versatility with your own choice of favourite veggies or whatever is in the fridge!
    Nothing better than a healthy pasta!

  2. Loving that it’s fridge friendly and great as leftovers because I can so see myself having this for lunches all week! Great dish with so many beautiful colors and ingredients!

  3. This is such a beautiful dish and I love how bright and fresh this sauce sounds!  Chickapea pasta has become a favorite of ours and I can’t wait to try this!

  4. Oh my gosh. WAY too beautiful!! I love how creamy this dish looks  Miryam and that beautiful dill and Chickapea pasta!

  5. I haven’t been able to find this pasta yet! I may have to break down and order it online. Love the idea of saving the sauce for leftovers.

  6. I will be looking for that pasta on my next shopping trip. I can’t wait to try this dish!

  7. The perfect summer meal! I can’t wait to make this soon! Maybe this weekend!

  8. Those flavors sound amazing! I cannot wait to try this!

  9. I love how colorful this dish is!

  10. I have to try your recipe! Looks delicious!

  11. This dish looks beautiful and I can’t wait to buy the Chickapea & Lentil pasta, but I was wondering whether you could recommend a substitute for the half and half in the cream sauce. All the other ingredients are so healthy and delicious, but the half and half has a bit too much cholesterol and fat for my diet. I will make the recipe without it first, and I know the sauce will not be creamy, but probably just as delicious and refreshing.

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