I invented this recipe at the end of the week when groceries were running low-just a few ingredients make up this easy pasta dish. This can be a healthier yet still flavorful meal by using low-fat sour cream and whole wheat pasta.

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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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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until tender. Drain.

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  • While you wait for the pasta, combine the tomatoes and spinach in a saucepan over medium heat. When the spinach begins to wilt, stir in the sour cream and pesto. Toss sauce with drained pasta and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

263.3 calories; 8.8 g protein; 36 g carbohydrates; 13.9 mg cholesterol; 329.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2007
This was really good. I added 3 cloves of garlic a few pinches of Oregano and some salt and peppper. After I added the sauce to the noodles. I sprinkled in some parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2006
I thought this was good and easy but lacking something. I added some garlic but next time I might add red pepper to give it a kick. Read More
(17)
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2007
This was really good. I added 3 cloves of garlic a few pinches of Oregano and some salt and peppper. After I added the sauce to the noodles. I sprinkled in some parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2007
This was really good. I added 3 cloves of garlic a few pinches of Oregano and some salt and peppper. After I added the sauce to the noodles. I sprinkled in some parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2006
This was quick and tasty. I make something similar and never thought to add sour cream to it. I made it for a family dinner and there were no loeftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2007
Really really good! I put in as much spinach as I could as others have suggested and it was awesome. We also added in more pesto- try 1 1/2 or 2 tablespoons. Really easy and really fast. Thanks! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2006
This was so simple and an easy way to clear up leftovers and make a presentable meal. I made it for my roommates and there was nothing left! I did listen to the one review who suggested the red pepper flakes and the garlic though it added a great flavor! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2006
I thought this was good and easy but lacking something. I added some garlic but next time I might add red pepper to give it a kick. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2007
good but very bland this was missing something and I could not figure it out I will not be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2006
This recipe was quick and easy. I liked the fresh spinach. I also used fresh tomatoes instead of canned. However the sauce did seem a little bland. I tried adding crushed red pepper to liven it up but it didnt seem to do the trick. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2006
We enjoyed this dish very much: no leftovers. I made it because I had a lot of fresh spinach left that I wanted to use. I wish I had chopped it a little first. I added about 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce and that provided a nice kick. Next time I will make the recipe with a full pound of pasta and double the diced tomatoes but keep the sour cream amount the same using as much spinach as I can fit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2009
This was a pretty good dish. I took some notes from the other reviewers and from the "Spinach Tomato Tortellini" recipe from this site. I used a can of diced tomatoes, a box of frozen chopped spinach, and a small onion. I flavored it up with Italian Seasoning, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and chili flakes. I used celantini pasta because it held the sauce very well. For those who complained of grainy sour cream, don't add it until the very end before serving. If the sour cream cooks, it gets grainy. Pretty healthy, cheap, quick, and easy meal Read More
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