Spinach and Feta Pasta (Recipe Included)


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I usually don't add recipes on this blog, but I couldn't resist.  Tonight's dinner was just too good not to share with you all.  Before I begin, I hope you enjoyed your holiday today.  I had to work, but I took a half day off.

My co-worker and I swap recipes from time to time.  She made this dish.  I tasted it and fell in love.  I do love pasta and look forward to discovering many ways to prepare it.

This one is an allrecipes.com find, with a couple of minor modifications.  My co-worker added one thing and I tweaked the measurements on a few others.

Suki's Spinach and Feta Pasta (original link) 
Original Recipe Yield 4 servings

Ingredients:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups spinach leaves, packed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded 

Directions:
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic, and cook until golden brown. Mix in tomatoes, mushrooms, and spinach. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook 2 minutes more, until tomatoes are heated through and spinach is wilted. Reduce heat to medium, stir in pasta and feta cheese, and cook until heated through. 

My Minor Modifications:
  • I used 2 cloves of garlic (that first clove was lonely).
  • I used sliced baby portobello mushrooms.
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes wasn't enough for me; not too spicy but a little kick in the back of your throat is how I like it.
  • I didn't have just plain mozzarella so I used 4 oz. of this 6 cheese Italian blend that I already had which included Mozzarella, Smoked provolone, Asiago, Parmesan, Romano & Fontina cheeses.

When I cooked mine, I made sure that the mushrooms cooked down some before adding the pasta. I like mushrooms, but cooked.


Bon Apetit!

4 comments:

  1. That sounds so yummy Libby! I'm going to have to try it. All the cheese, mushrooms, spinach... Yummy!!!

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  2. Looks absolutely delicious!

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  3. Hi Libby,

    This looks so tasty, I LOVE pasta. Much to the dismay of my waistline(LOL!)

    Your posts are always a refreshing welcome.

    Kind regards.

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  4. I might just give that receipe a go, it looks rather scrummy! Am also loving the idea of goodies wrapped up in a skein of pretty wool..what a fab idea! Dev x

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