Saturday, June 26, 2010

Light Summer Pasta and Laughter

After a FABULOUS evening with two of my most favorite people, I felt inspired to share a great recipe for a  tasty, meatless pasta dish. This is a light yet filling meal, perfect for a balmy summer evening. Pair it with good friends who make you giggle and maybe a crisp green salad for the perfect meal. I am lucky to have such friends-friends who remind me that when parenting three wild boys gets overwhelming-there is always a chair at their table for me. Thanks Rebecca and David...


  • 12 ounces Pasta (any Short Shape Like Penne, Or Bow Ties)
  • 12 ounces,Marinated Artichoke Hearts
  • ⅓ cups Oil-packed Sun Dried Tomatoes, Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Sun Dried Tomato Oil
  • 5 ounces Baby Spinach
  • 3  Green Onions, Sliced Into 1/2-inch Pieces
  • ½ cups Feta or fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • Salt And Pepper

Preparation Instructions

In a large pot, cook the pasta according to package directions. Remove the pasta from the water and drain just shy of al dente. (The pasta will finish cooking in the sauce.) Turn the burner down to medium heat.
Return the pasta to the pot and add the artichokes (including all of the liquid from the jar), the sun dried tomatoes, and the sun dried tomato oil. Stir everything together until the artichokes are heated through and the pasta has absorbed most of the liquid, about 3 minutes.
Add the spinach and cook until wilted, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
Transfer the pasta mixture to a large serving bowl. Add the green onions and cheese. Stir to combine.
Season to taste with salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper.

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