A quick and easy dish. Cooked chicken pieces can be added to the skillet with the pasta. Broccoli can be substituted for the spinach.

Randi

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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. Drain.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Add the spinach and the cooked pasta. Mix well, and cook for approximately 2 minutes, stirring often. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; protein 7.4g 15% DV; carbohydrates 33g 11% DV; fat 3.4g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 141.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2006
I loved this because it was quick and easy. To my surprise my kids loved it too.I used fresh spinach not frozen. I added salt and pepper and a pinch of dried oregano. I also added a fresh diced tomatoe to spinach while i sauteed it. I served it with a squirt of lemon that just topped it off. Yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2005
This is a start to a quick and easy recipe. I had fresh spinach so I used that instead of the frozen. I added some canned diced tomatoes and more olive oil than called for. I used shredded Parmesean rather than the powdered kind. While eating it I thought it needed a texture... I opted for creamy and added a touch of sour cream of all things. I actually really enjoyed it with the sour cream! I LOVE sour cream though. May not work for everyone. Just a suggestion! As stated I agree with the other reviewers that said it was lacking moisture and flavor. Read More
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84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2006
I loved this because it was quick and easy. To my surprise my kids loved it too.I used fresh spinach not frozen. I added salt and pepper and a pinch of dried oregano. I also added a fresh diced tomatoe to spinach while i sauteed it. I served it with a squirt of lemon that just topped it off. Yummy! Read More
(110)
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2003
For a great meal throw in some diced plum tomatoes when sauteeing the spinach. Then add cubed marinated grilled chicken breast and top it all off with feta cheese and some sliced black olives from the deli not those canned things. Good enough for my Italian brother-in-law. Mangia! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2003
Easy to prepare but needed more seasoning. Added some season salt and salt free garlic and seasoning mix. My daughter added parmesan cheese to her plate. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2005
This is a start to a quick and easy recipe. I had fresh spinach so I used that instead of the frozen. I added some canned diced tomatoes and more olive oil than called for. I used shredded Parmesean rather than the powdered kind. While eating it I thought it needed a texture... I opted for creamy and added a touch of sour cream of all things. I actually really enjoyed it with the sour cream! I LOVE sour cream though. May not work for everyone. Just a suggestion! As stated I agree with the other reviewers that said it was lacking moisture and flavor. Read More
(18)
Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2005
Are you kidding? This was incredibly bland and dry. Like mixing a bunch of plain pasta with plain spinach except with a hint of garlic. It tasted good when I added a bunch of butter and salt but then again plain pasta tastes great with enough butter and salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
Good basic recipe.I changed just about everything(but with this you can) added fresh spinach chicken and grated cheese on top.Also used fat-free butter(no oil)and wheat pasta. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2004
Tasty! I added cooked chicken breast cut up in bite size pieces and a can of undrained diced tomatoes to serve it as a meal. The tomato juice added a little sauce that otherwise wasn't there. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2008
ok...add anchovie paste crushed red pepper and butter to the garlic(sounds weird but trust me) then when ready to serve add some ricotta cheese on top!Takes it to a whole new level!Oh don't forget to squeeze out the water from the spinach.I use just a plain white kitchen towel. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/17/2005
Good basic recipe but I agree with others that this did lack a little flavor. I served it with the Tomato Chcicken Parmesan (from this site) and was the perfect side dish for that. IF you want lots of flavor I would recommend making Suki's Spinach and Feta pasta which kind of picks up where this recipe leaves off. Read More
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