Easy Poached Eggs and Pasta

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Easy Poached Eggs and Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 337.3
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 186.0 mg
  • Sodium: 142.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 53.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.9 g
  • Protein: 18.1 g

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Introduction

I can't get enough of this easy recipe; it's ready in 15 minutes!The still-runny egg yolk adds a creaminess to the sauce and perfectly mixes with the spinach. I can't get enough of this easy recipe; it's ready in 15 minutes!The still-runny egg yolk adds a creaminess to the sauce and perfectly mixes with the spinach.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    2 servings (1 1/3 cups) whole wheat penne
    1 cup no-salt added marinara sauce (If you want to spruce up the jarred sauce, add a 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano and a pinch of red pepper flakes.)
    2 eggs
    4 cup fresh spinach (I sometimes swap fresh or frozen broccoli or sliced zucchini for the spinach.)

Directions

Prepare the pasta according to package directions.

While the pasta is cooking, pour the sauce into a small skillet and turn heat to medium-low. When sauce starts to bubble, carefully crack eggs onto the top. Cover and cook until eggs have reached the desired doneness (you want the yolks to be runny; some carryover cooking will occur).

Meanwhile add the spinach to the pasta just before you drain it. Stir and drain well.

Divide pasta and spinach between two bowls. Top with one egg and half the sauce. If I have it on hand, I add a dollop (1/2 ounce) of goat cheese or a sprinkle of Parmesan (calories not included).

This meal is cheap and tasty!

Photo credit: PhotoKitchen.net


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  • Incredible!
    54 of 56 people found this review helpful
    Love this, poached eggs are wonderful on so many starches. Pasta is an elegant one. One change I made was poaching my egg in water. I cooked the pasta with the spinach, then drained the pasta water into a pan to poach my egg. I added the sauce right to pasta to warm. It looked beatiful. thanks! - 11/15/09

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  • Very Good
    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I'm hooked! I love the texture of the egg in it! It was so easy! I added Light Feta. Thanks Stepf! - 10/24/09

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  • 18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! Also try this over whole wheat toast for a great breakfast. A sprinkle/grate of parmesan is a nice touch. - 11/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Mm... Runny eggs is the way to go. I have made this by sauteeing chopped onions, carrots, bell peppers, and turnip greens with the sauce (rather than adding them to the pasta water), and it's turned out great every time! I'll be making this again and again. - 12/16/09

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  • Good
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Good way to get spaghetti flavor with protein without meat. Very easy to prepare and filling. - 11/15/09

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