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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Another Delicious Summer Pasta!!!

This is my go to dish when I'm feeling lazy and still want to impress for dinner.  Fresh spinach and spongy feta make this pasta light enough to serve in the summer.  Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes to heat up the pasta to your liking.  Leftovers get much hotter than the original dish!!!  I love to serve this with a Peach Bellini to counteract the heat.  I don't really measure this recipe so here are my best guestimates!  Hope you enjoy!!!

Pasta with Spinach & Feta

1 box of Penne
1/2 cup olive oil
1 regular sized bag baby spinach
2 tubs feta
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
Generous shaking of red pepper flakes
Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper To Taste
1 cup freshly ground Parmesan cheese, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish

Boil Penne according to package directions.  Drain and return to pan.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Saute red pepper flakes and garlic until fragrant, several seconds.  Remove from heat.  Add spinach to olive oil and turn with tongs until just covered with oil.  Add to pasta and stir to combine.  Add feta, salt, pepper, and Parmesan and stir to combine.  Pour into serving dish and top with remaining Parmesan.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

Find my favorite Peach Bellini recipe here!

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