- Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 245.2
- Total Fat: 3.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 501.9 mg
- Total Carbs: 48.2 g
- Dietary Fiber: 7.5 g
- Protein: 11.8 g
Quick Penne with Spinach and FetaSubmitted by: LUNJEN
12 ounces uncooked whole-wheat penne (any small shaped pasta, or even spaghetti or angel hair works well)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium oonion, diced (about 1 cup)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups pear or cherry tomatoes or 1/2 can diced tomatoes, drained (I always add extra tomatoes)
3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach or arugula leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
2. Meanwhile, warm the oliveoil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and broth; bring to a simmer, and cook 5 minutes or until the tomatoes soften and some liquid evaporates. Use a wooden spoon to lightly crush tomatoes. Slowly stir in spinach or arugula; cook, stirring, 2 minutes, or until leaves wilt.
3. Drain pasta. In serving bowl, toss pasta with warm tomato-spinach sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with cheese.
Optional: I sometimes add a grilled chicken breast.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LUNJEN.