Pasta Rosa-Verde

Pasta Rosa-Verde

FROM: AnnMarie

PREP TIME: 20

COOK TIME: 10

SERVINGS: 6

DESCRIPTION:

A good pasta dish made the healthy way with vegetables

INGREDIENTS:

8 ounces dried ziti or mostaccioli pasta
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 to 6 medium tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped (3 cups)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
3 cups arugula, watercress, and/or spinach, coarsley chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola or other blue cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Cover and keep warm. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook onion and garlic in hot olive oil over medium heat until onion is tender. Add tomatoes, salt, black pepper, and, if desired, red pepper. Cook and stir over medium-high heat about 2 minutes or until the tomatoes are warm and release some of their juices. Stir in arugula, watercress, or spinach and heat just until greens are wilted.

2. To serve, divide pasta among individual serving bowls. Top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts or almonds and cheese.

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select item1 medium onion
select item2 cloves garlic
select item1 tablespoon olive oil
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select item1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
select item1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
select item3 cups arugula, watercress, and/or spinach, coarsley chopped
select item1/4 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds, toasted
select item2 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola or other blue cheese

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