An easy, quick, and tasty recipe. The flavors are wonderfully different as they are combined and meld together.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.

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  • Meanwhile, combine tomatoes and beans in a large non-stick skillet. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

  • Add spinach to the sauce; cook for 2 minutes or until spinach wilts, stirring constantly.

  • Serve sauce over pasta, and sprinkle with feta.

Nutrition Facts

460 calories; protein 23.4g 47% DV; carbohydrates 79g 26% DV; fat 5.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 16.7mg 6% DV; sodium 592.8mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2004
It's excellent but I made LOTS of changes based on other reviews. I chopped tomatoes from a 28-oz can of tomatoes. I used a 15 oz. can of lima butter beans instead of cannellini beans. I sauteed three diced garlic cloves in 2 Tbsp olive oil and began the sauce with that. I addded 1 tsp basil and 1 tsp oregano to the sauce. I doubled the amount of pasta (to 16 oz.) to serve all five people in my family. I crumbled 8 oz. of feta cheese and mixed it with the entire pasta/sauce mixture instead of just putting it on top. I think it's great now. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2003
This recipe was not a keeper at my house. Not very flavorful! Read More
(30)
568 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 252
  • 4 star values: 204
  • 3 star values: 72
  • 2 star values: 31
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2004
It's excellent but I made LOTS of changes based on other reviews. I chopped tomatoes from a 28-oz can of tomatoes. I used a 15 oz. can of lima butter beans instead of cannellini beans. I sauteed three diced garlic cloves in 2 Tbsp olive oil and began the sauce with that. I addded 1 tsp basil and 1 tsp oregano to the sauce. I doubled the amount of pasta (to 16 oz.) to serve all five people in my family. I crumbled 8 oz. of feta cheese and mixed it with the entire pasta/sauce mixture instead of just putting it on top. I think it's great now. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2007
I thought this was a great simple meal - easy to make and so good! I also used plain diced tomatoes instead of the italian style. I sauteed some garlic and onion first, added the tomatoes along with 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, and some italian seasoning and let simmer for about a half hour, then adding the beans, fresh basil, and spinach. Absolutely delicious!! Will be making on a regular basis... mmmm... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2009
Initially this sounded good...but then I read the so-called reviews. There were so many changes/additions/deletions I didn't know where to begin. Ladies, make the recipe as is. If you feel the need to change things & not just tweek...submit your own recipe. Otherwise just submit tweeks, not major changes! Sorry for the rant, but I get so tired of reading about a wonderful recipe only to find out it's only wonderful if you make the following major changes... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2005
This was great but I'll tell you what I did.... after cooking and draining the pasta and putting it back in the pot I put the spinach right on top and then the sauce - spinach did not get soggy and was very good - this is a keeper for me!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2006
We loved this dish. I will make this over and over again. Super fast easy and cheap! I made some changes. Sautéed a little onion and 3 cloves of garlic in olive oil then added a little sherry and let it cook down. Only had plain canned tomatoes so I added a good Tbsp of Mediterranean seasoning 1 Tbsp of sugar black pepper and cayenne pepper to them. Added sliced black olives and had to use frozen spinach which I drained well and only used of the box. That worked fine. All I had was fettuccini so I tossed it with the tomato mixture and had to add a little chicken broth because it was a little dry. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2005
Great recipe! Like other reviewers I also sauteed some garlic (2 cloves) in a teaspoon of olive oil and added basil oregano and ground white pepper for an extra kick. I might try a pinch of crushed red pepper next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2007
Excellent recipe! I'm always looking for non-meat main dishes to serve on Fridays during Lent and this one fit the bill perfectly! I did use the plain diced tomatoes and added fresh basil and minced garlic as recommended by other reviewers. I also added some sliced black olives and used tomato-basil flavored feta cheese on top. It was wonderful! I will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
I enjoyed this recipes with sun dried tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2003
This recipe was not a keeper at my house. Not very flavorful! Read More
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