A quick, easy, full-of-flavor recipe you can use as a side or a main dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; stir in garlic and cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir spinach, cherry tomatoes, and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until spinach is wilted and cherry tomatoes start to burst, about 5 minutes.

  • Toss spinach mixture with cooked spaghetti; stir in lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

Top off with chicken, shrimp, or cheese. When I grill chicken, I usually grill a lot. This is one of the ways I enjoy my leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

335 calories; protein 11.5g; carbohydrates 51.7g; fat 10.6g; sodium 125.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2015
seriously....i would give this 10 stars if i could. it's just that delicious. and the ease that it comes together makes this recipe simply stellar. the lemon really makes the whole dish "pop". this is definitely a keeper! Thank you Chev V for sharing this recipe:) Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2015
seriously....i would give this 10 stars if i could. it's just that delicious. and the ease that it comes together makes this recipe simply stellar. the lemon really makes the whole dish "pop". this is definitely a keeper! Thank you Chev V for sharing this recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2015
Spinach Toss Spaghetti w/ Tomatoes & Garlic Haiku: "Chef V I loved this! Simple to make elegant. (Added grilled chicken.) Per the cook's note I added strips of AR's "Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken" along w/ a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese to make this a heartier entree. Subbed grape tomatoes for cherry: different shape same taste cheaper cost IMHO. An easy meal to throw together in no time; I thought it was lovely; thanks Chef V! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2016
Absolutely delicious. Loved the lemony flavour. The perfect summer pasta. Nutritious and flavourful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2015
Fresh tasting and pretty to look at and good for you!!! Thanks Chef V!!!:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2017
The garlic ended up being overcooked - next time I will shorten the amount of time between the garlic and other ingredients. Also I ended up using a lesser amount of lemon as I prefer a more garlicky flavor. Otherwise a great simple dish that I will certainly make again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2019
Good start but a bit bland for me I'd make it again and add more seasonings. Read More
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