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Greek Style Pasta

Published 2:19pm Friday, July 8, 2011

I just made this dish after looking at a similar pasta recipe from the Cozi emails I get almost daily.  Want to get recipes everyday?  Check out our website and look for the Cozi sign up button near the bottom left hand side of our front page.

This recipe was enjoyed by everyone in my house, and very tasty.  But, I think I will try making it again later this summer and use fresh tomatoes for more summer flavor!

Greek Style Pasta

Ingredients:

2 (14.5 oz) cans of diced tomatoes

1 (15.5 oz) can cannellini (white, northern) beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup whole olives, sliced in half

10 oz fresh spinach, washed and chopped slightly

16 oz penne pasta

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp basil, chopped

1 tsp sugar

½ cup feta cheese, crumbled

Directions:

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, drain.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet.  Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add in the tomatoes, beans and sugar and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Add spinach to the sauce and cook for 3-4 minutes until spinach wilts, stirring constantly.  Stir in basil and olives.

Add pasta to the skillet, if you have space to stir, or just serve sauce over hot pasta.  Sprinkle with feta cheese.

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