Friday, February 8, 2008

What's for dinner?

This is what I made for dinner last night and it was VERY good. I forgot the pine nuts, and didn't add the garlic, but added some bacon. Even some of the kids enjoyed it, and it was so delicious and healthy!

Greek Penne Pasta

Ingredients: Serves 6

12 ounces penne (whole wheat)
2 tablespoons olive oil, extra virgin
2 tablespoons pine nuts
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, chopped, thawed and drained
4 large plum tomatoes, chopped
½ cup fat free cottage cheese
4 ounces feta cheese
Jar of calamata olives
Salt Pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions.
Drain and set aside. Cover and keep warm.

Sauté garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add pine nuts and stir until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in spinach and tomatoes and cook until just heated though. Do not over cook.
Drain the cottage cheese in a strainer, and pour into a small bowl. Add the feta cheese. Using a pastry blender, combine cheeses together.

To serve, place the warm pasta in a bowl. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Toss until well coated.
Add the spinach mixture and toss.
Finally add the feta cheese mixture.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Top with a handful olives.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 400 calories. 15 grams fat, 17 mg cholesterol Adapted from: Healthy Homestyle Cooking 1994

1 comment:

Stegh said...

this looks delicious and like something we make. I also add artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes-- we call it "best dinner". I might have to check the cabinets and see if we can have it tonight!