So, here’s my first attempt at my own new dinner recipe. It has some needs for tweaking but it wasn’t bad for my first try venturing away from the cookbook.
Tomato Spinach Pasta Recipe
- 2 cans of petite diced tomatoes
- 8 ounces (give or take) spinach
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 handful of mozzarella shredded cheese
- sprinkle Parmesan cheese to taste
- salt, pepper and basil leaves to taste
- However many servings of pasta you plan to cook for
- Prepare the pasta according to the directions on the box and drain
- In a medium sauce pan add the cans of diced tomatoes (ours had garlic and olive oil already mixed in the can), on medium heat.
- Stir in the spinach, garlic and red pepper flakes
- Toss in the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses
- Add the pasta into the sauce and stir it well together
Can You Cook Tomatoes With Spinach?
Absolutely you can! Make sure to add the tomatoes first and let them cook a bit, then add spinach last as it cooks down VERY fast and you don’t want to burn it.
Is Spinach A Healthy Vegetable?
You bet it is. It’s packed full of great nutrition and easy to add to your diet and “hide” in many things to help those get more veggies when they don’t necessarily like them.
Spinach is great for:
- decreasing oxidative stress
- improving eye health
- helps prevent heart disease
- helps prevent some cancers
- great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Iron and Folate
Are Tomatoes Good For You?
Yes, like spinach, tomatoes are another good source of nutrition and have various health benefits as well.
Some benefits of eating tomatoes:
- decreased risk of heart disease
- decreased risk of some cancers
- great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium and Folate