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Penne Spinach Pasta

Penne Spinach Pasta

Penne Spinach Pasta

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 8 oz. penne or ziti pasta, uncooked
  • 1 pkgs (9 oz.) baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup kisan canola cooking oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. minced sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento Shredded Mozzarella - Fine Cut, divided

Recipe Method: 

  • Cook pasta according to package directions in lightly salted water adding spinach to pasta during last minute of cooking, stirring until wilted.
  • Meanwhile, mix cheese, sun dried tomatoes and basil; set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add broth and bring to a simmer; cook 4 minutes.
  • Drain pasta and spinach; add to skillet, tossing well.
  • Simmer 2 minutes, tossing frequently.
  • Stir in tomato; heat through. Season with salt to taste. Transfer mixture to four shallow pasta bowls;
  • Top each serving with 1/4 cup of cheese. Immediately toss pasta with two spoons until cheese melts.
  • Top each serving with remaining cheese. Serve with freshly ground black pepper (optional).

Recipe Tips: 

No More Clumping Salt

If your salt is clumping, just put few grains of rice in it. The rice will absorb the excessive moisture.