Saturday, June 23, 2012

Penne & Spinach Pasta Toss

This recipe combines three of my favorite qualities - quick, easy and delicious! And it will be another great recipe for the summer months.
Penne & Spinach Pasta Toss
8 oz penne or ziti, uncooked
8 cups (8 oz) packed baby or torn spinach leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 3/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions, adding spinach to water durng last minute of cooking and stirring till wilted.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 2 min. Add broth and bring to a simmer, cook 4 min.
Drain pasta and spinach; add to skillet, tossing well. Simmer 2 min., tossing frequently. Stir in tomato; heat through. Toss cheese lightly in mixture with two spoons till cheese slightly melts. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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