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Spinach and Cheese Pasta (dairy)

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Spinach and Cheese Pasta

Spinach and Cheese Pasta

Giora Shimoni
This Spinach and Cheese Pasta has become a regular family dinner in our home. It can be easily prepared in just 10 minutes, and it contains a starch, protein and green vegetable all in one. Plus, the pasta-spinach-cheese combination is so delicious that even those who are not pasta enthusiasts will like it.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound (500 grams) fresh spinach, washed, chopped, stems removed
  • 4 ounces Bulgarian cheese, crumbled
  • 1 16-oz package (500 grams) shell-shaped pasta
  • pinch salt (optional)

Preparation:

1. In a medium-sized saucepan over a medium heat, heat the oil and sauté the garlic. Add the spinach and saute until the spinach is cooked through.
2. In a pot, boil water and cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain, but do not rinse with cold water.
3. While the pasta is still hot, toss it with the spinach and cheese.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Variation: Saute a red pepper along with the spinach for added color and flavor.

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