Quick Spinach & Tomato Pasta

Quick Spinach & Tomato Pasta

11 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, October 1997

While the pasta cooks, whip up this vegetable-rich sauce for dinner in minutes.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 pound whole-wheat pasta
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 14-ounce can tomatoes, drained
  • 1 pound frozen spinach
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preparation

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  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and saute onion. Add tomatoes; simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in spinach; heat through. Drain the pasta, toss with sauce and season with salt and pepper. Top with feta.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 347 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 15 g fiber; 59 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 116 mcg folate; 7 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 9067 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 150 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 262 mg sodium; 681 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3 1/2
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 high-fat meat, 1/2 fat

Reviews 11

May 03, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Tasty and quick Very quick and good. Added extra veggies - more garlic, mushrooms, cut up pepper - and didn't bother with the feta. Took 5 min to make. A nice, quick go-to sauce. Pros: Flavourful
December 29, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
My husband is on a salt restricted diet so I had to make a few changes. I used whole wheat angel hair, no salt added tomatoes, fresh spinach, and a slice of swiss cheese that I diced up. We both loved it. Next time I will bake off some ground chicken or turkey meatballs and add into the sauce for a one pot meal! Pros: Quick, Easy & Yummy
June 24, 2013
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By: ritzblitz
Quick & Easy Mine came out yummy! I added Mrs. Dash tomato basil garlic seasoning to the tomatoes. I let the tomatoes totally break down and then added the spinach. Enough black pepper and garlic then tossed with whole wheat rotini with a tablespoon of water from pasta :) * Season tomatoes well for a non bland result! The Mrs. Dash really helped kick it!
February 18, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
This recipe was good, but it was still a little bland even with the addition of 3 chopped cloves of garlic. I think that one can of tomatoes is not enough for a full pound of pasta. I'm going to make this again and use 1 1/2 or 2 cans of chopped tomatoes.
July 02, 2010
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By: mirandam
Easy to make, but pretty bland. The canned tomatoes give it a weird taste... I'd almost rather use regular spaghetti sauce, then add the spinach to that. Or maybe alfredo? Hmmm...
January 21, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Easy to make; I added some Old Bay to give it a kick. Also need to remember to drain the spinach before adding...
September 23, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
At the suggestion of others I added garlic and red pepper. I also added chopped mushroom. The feta gave was a nice Mediterranean twist. If you don't like feta just substitute some freshly grated parm. This was DELICIOUS and fortified with veggie goodness! We will def. be making this again. kitchen_maeven, Portland, OR
September 23, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I added a clove of garlic to the onions and some italian seasoning and crushed red pepper to the tomatoes. It was very nice on top of some whole wheat farfalle. Caitlin, Silver Spring, MD
September 23, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
it was definately missing something.. my boyfriend liked it though KIMBERLY, tarzana, ca