Wilted Spinach with Orecchiette Pasta

  • Yield: 4 servings


1-- (12-ounce) package dried orecciette pasta
2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3-- garlic cloves, minced
1/4teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4cups loose-packed fresh spinach leaves
-- Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
-- Juice of 1 lemon
2tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain in a colander and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and pepper flakes; saute until garlic begins to brown lightly. Add spinach and toss. Add cooked pasta and mix well about 1 minute. Season with salt, pepper, lemon juice and cheese. Toss to combine. Serve immediately. 

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 407
  • Fat 9g
  • Cholesterol 2mg
  • Sodium 73mg
  • Carbohydrate 67g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Protein 13g