Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Penne with Fresh Basil and Pasta

Penne with Fresh Basil and Pasta servings:4
8 oz. penne, cooked
3 c. chopped tomatoes
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach,
thawed and well drained
1/2 c. sliced scallions
1/2 c. snipped fresh basil or 1 1/2 T. dried
1/2 c. crumbled feta cheese
In a pot, combine pasta, tomatoes, spinach, scallions and basil. Cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in feta and cook for 1 minute.

I substituted green onions for scallions and I would use fresh spinach next time. The family liked it but not how the spinach was in clumps, that's why I would use fresh next time

per serving:
About 355 calories, 6.1 g fat,(15% of calories), 19 mg cholesterol, 474 mg sodium, 4.1 g dietary fiber

Serve with grilled garlic bread:

1 loaf Italian bread, halved lengthwise
1/4 c. fat-free Italian dressing
2 cloves garlic, minced
Brush cut sides of bread with dressing. Sprinkle with garlic. I put in oven on 5oo for about 5 minutes or it say to grill it on the bbq.
per serving:
About 79 calories, 1 g fat(12% of calories), o mg cholesterol, 236 mg sodium, 0.1 g dietary fibe

I love the ingredients in this dish

Most of the family don't like tomatoes so I couldn't mix them in.
Finished product ready to eat.