Photo: Yunhee Kim
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
18 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

This tasty pasta dish cooks up fast and is healthy, thanks to the use of whole-wheat penne, spinach and fresh cherry tomatoes. Don't forget to garnish with crumbled feta cheese for a dinner you won't forget.

Adding vegetables to any dish, especially plain pasta, gives it a nutrient boost. Spinach, when eaten with foods that have vitamin C like tomatoes, is a good source of iron.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 2

Meanwhile, warm the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 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.

Step 3

Drain pasta. In serving bowl, toss pasta with warm tomato-spinach sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with cheese.

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