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Penne & Spinach Pasta Toss

Prep Time: 5 min  |  Cook Time: 20 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 529
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Penne & Spinach Pasta Toss
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Servings
4
Calories
529

This Italian dish made with ziti pasta is truly wholesome and tastes delicious with a handful of baby spinach, garlic and tomatoes. Cook it in a savory chicken broth with dried basil and tossed with Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella - Fine Cut that melts perfectly to give you that cheesy flavor you crave with every bite.

Ingredients
  • 8 oz. penne or ziti pasta, uncooked
  • 1 pkgs (9 oz.) baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. minced sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella - Fine Cut, divided
Directions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions in lightly salted water adding spinach to pasta during last minute of cooking, stirring until wilted.
  2. Meanwhile, mix cheese, sun dried tomatoes and basil; set aside. Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add broth and bring to a simmer; cook 4 minutes.
  3. Drain pasta and spinach; add to skillet, tossing well. Simmer 2 minutes, tossing frequently. Stir in tomato; heat through. Season with salt to taste. Transfer mixture to four shallow pasta bowls; top each serving with 1/4 cup of cheese. Immediately toss pasta with two spoons until cheese melts. Top each serving with remaining cheese. Serve with freshly ground black pepper (optional).

Serving Size 4

Calories 529

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 25.50g 39%
Sat. Fat 8.00g 46%
Mono Unsat. Fat 12.50g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.90g
Cholesterol 30mg 11%
Sodium 507mg 21%
Amount/Serving%DV*
Total Carbohydrate 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 25g
Amount/Serving%DV*
Vitamin A 637RE
Vitamin C 26mg 42%
Calcium 486mg 44%
Iron 4mg 22%