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Friday, May 22, 2015

Spinach and Pea Orecchiette


This quick and easy pasta dish features spinach and peas which are both incredibly nutritious. This pasta is very easy to make and has a light sauce which helps to bring together the pasta and the vegetables.

Recipe from Savory Nothings

Ingredients:
-12 ounces orecchiette
-1/3 cup 1% milk
-10 ounces spinach, thawed from frozen
-½ cup peas, thawed from frozen
-1 cup grated parmesan cheese
-Salt, pepper and ground nutmeg, to taste

Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and add back into the pot. Over medium-high heat and add the cream and spinach. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and stir in the peas and cheese. Season to taste before tossing with the pasta.



I thought this was a nice, easy to make dinner. It didn't involve too many pots and pans and the sauce had a nice amount of flavor. This was something that I enjoyed as a quick week night meal and I think it would be successful with variations on the vegetables as well. 


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