Pasta with Spinach and Cheese


Main Dish

Pasta with Spinach and Cheese

This dish, adapted from, is good with a salad of chopped cucumber, onion and tomato and whole-grain bread. Red pepper flakes would add nice zing.

16 ounces shell-shaped or penne pasta

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound fresh spinach, washed and chopped

4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Cook pasta in boiling, salted water according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet and sauté the garlic. Add the spinach and cook until wilted.

Drain pasta and toss with spinach mixture. Top with feta and serve. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Per serving: 584 calories (22 percent from fat), 14.7 g fat (4.6 g saturated, 5.1 g monounsaturated), 21 mg cholesterol, 24 g protein, 91 g carbohydrates, 6.5 g fiber, 423 mg sodium.

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