Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tuscany Pasta

I haven't been inspired to try much of anything new lately but with all of the veggies and fruits coming into season right now, I don't want to miss out on them, either. My recipe for Tuscany Pasta came together rather quickly with some fresh ingredients that I had on hand. It's a light dish full packed full of flavor.

Tuscany Pasta

1 lb of shell pasta, cooked
2 cans of diced tomatoes with basil and oregano
3 tbsp Italian seasonings
 olive oil for cooking vegetables
1 16 oz container of button mushrooms, sliced
3 tbsp minced garlic in olive oil
1 bag of fresh spinach
freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for topping (optional)

Cook pasta, drain and set aside.

While the pasta is cooking, pour the two cans of tomatoes into a large sauce pot. (big enough to hold cooked pasta). Stir in Italian seasoning and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a large frying pan, drizzle two tbsp. of olive oil. Add mushrooms to the pan, along with the garlic and saute until the mushrooms start to soften. Remove the mushrooms to a bowl and keep warm.

In the same frying pan, drizzle in one more tbsp. of olive oil. Add entire bag of spinach to the pan. Toss the spinach to coat it with the olive oil. Cook over medium heat until the spinach just starts to wilt. This will happen very quickly so do not stop tossing the spinach while it is cooking. Spoon the spinach into the bowl with the mushrooms.

Once the tomatoes have cooked for 20 minutes, add the mushrooms and spinach to the sauce. Stir to mix well. Continue simmering for 5-10 minutes.

Pour the cooked shells into the pot of tomato sauce. Toss well to evenly coat the pasta.

To serve, spoon into bowls and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Buon Appetito!


Anonymous said...

this looks absolutely mouth-watering. i love pasta with tomatoes and this looks heavenly! it looks fairly simple too so i should be able to make it. thank you! :)

Tami said...

Thank you! I hope that you enjoy it if you make it. It was really delicious.

Barb Szyszkiewicz said...

Looks delicious! Spinach is on my shopping list :)

K_Bom said...

Hello there, always on the lookout for foodie blogs, and yours looks scrumptious!

Check mine out if you're interested, I'm located in the hills on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia. :-)


teri@thefreshmancook said...

This looks incredible! I love using fresh veggies and fruits when I cook. I plan to make it later this week. Thanks for the recipe.

Saroj said...

Tuscani pastas is been one of my fav food on my continental food list. Great post thoroughly enjoyed your post.

Tuscani pastas

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