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Greek penne pasta

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7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
This easy pasta dish is super-flavourful with the added zing of olives and pine nuts.

Ingredients

Uncooked penne

12 oz

Olive oil

1 tsp(s)

Minced garlic

1½ tsp(s)

Chopped frozen spinach

10 oz, thawed

Fresh tomato(es)

1 pound(s), plum

Feta cheese

4 oz, crumbled

Pine nuts

oz, about 2 tbsp

Olive(s)

6 large, black, pitted and chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions (without butter or oil), drain and set aside. If necessary, cover to keep warm.
  2. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Add olive oil and heat over medium-high heat until oil sizzles. Add pine nuts and garlic. Cook and stir until pine nuts are golden brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in spinach and tomatoes and cook until heated through, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add spinach mixture to pasta and toss until combined. Serve pasta sprinkled with feta cheese and black olives. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.