Happy Wednesday! It’s middle of the week already. The time is going so fast.
Since I’m watching what I’m eating lately I’ve decided to make healthy spinach whole wheat pasta topped with fresh tomato and parmesan. Also, I am limiting meat consumption recently. I don’t have to have meat for every dinner. My children love meatless dinners and maybe that’s why I am thinking about new main course possibilities.
Sometimes I can create something delicious that my meat-eater husband will say that it’s really good. Just couple healthy ingredients and perfect dinner can be made. I’ve used whole wheat pasta, tomato, spinach (my favorite) and parmesan cheese. Everything sauteed nicely on the frying pan with just a little butter. Such a perfect spinach whole wheat pasta I’ve got on the plate.
I like spinach, but I don’t buy it very often. I’m not sure why. Probably I am always forgetting about it. Or I don’t know what to make with spinach. I have to change it and I should think of more ideas for cooking with spinach. There are many great recipes that involve this vegetable full of vitamins A, C, K, magnesium, folate and of course iron.
If you are thinking about meatless Monday; you can think about this spinach whole wheat pasta. I will tell you it’s very delicious. It’s healthy and without any excessive calories. Do you like meatless dinners? What is your favorite meatless main course?
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Parmesan Spinach Whole Wheat Pasta
- 1/2 cup uncooked whole wheat pasta or 1 cup cooked pasta
- 1 medium tomato
- 5 Tbsp. parmesan cheese
- 6 cups of fresh spinach
- 2 tsp. butter
- In the medium pan cook pasta according to the instructions from the package.
- Drain the water and leave it for now.
- Cut tomato into 4 sections.
- In the frying pan melt butter, add spinach and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes.
- Add drained pasta and tomato. Mix and cook for 2 - 4 minutes.
- Remove from heat, add 4 tablespoons of parmesan cheese. Mix all ingredients.
- Serve immediately on the plate. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese on top.
Valya @ Valya's Taste of Home says
This pasta looks delicious! I love the addition of spinach and tomatoes.
It was very good:) Thank you Valya!
this looks great I have made this before, but as a cheese lover how did I not think to add parmesan. thanks for sharing.
Yes with parmesan is good. I am cheese lover too) Thanks Angela
We try to do meatless monday and this looks delicious! Pinning, thanks!
Chris @ Shared Appetite
This pasta is beautiful! Lots of colors and a great way to eat better and start 2015 healthy!
That’s right Chris a better start in 2015.
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Amazing recipe and one I would love to try and soon!
Great pictures, it looks delicious!
Thank you Jamie for commenting:)
Beautiful pics, delicious looking food and I am salivating over here!!!!
gahhhhhh carbs… must… eat… this!
Brenda C. (@brecsmith)
Ok, its too early in the morning for me to see all this yummy food! I want to try the Parmesan Cauliflower Fritters. Sounds like it would be so good!
It was Brenda. Thank you!
I haven’t had wheat pasta in years. Mostly because I found it was chewy and tasted like paper. Is there a good brand you’d recommend? Must try those potato cakes with dill! #bif
I used Blue Menu brand. I am in Canada, I don’t remember if Blue Menu is in USA. Whole wheat pasta taste a little different than regular one. With parmesan cheese it was very good. I personally loved this recipe:) Thank you Leilani for visiting and commenting.
My family tries to limit our meat intake. There are so many delicious measl that are meatless and they are easy to prepare. I will be trying this recipe very soon.
I agree with you there are so many delicious meatless recipes. Thanks for commenting!
Oh, my! This looks so delicious! The pictures are beautiful! I’ll have to try this recipe now. I was just wondering what to make for dinner on Sunday and here it is!
This looks delicious and very kid friendly. I’m always ending up with more spinach than I need, so this is a good use for that.
I love almost anything with parmesan! This looks delicious.
Me to Alana. Thank you!