Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tasty Tuesday Spinach Pasta Alfredo!

Since I currently have an abundance of spinach and basil, I've been trying to come up with new ways to use them. I love spinach Alfredo pizza, but in an effort to steer clear of the carbs, I thought I'd try making something similar with Dreamfields pasta, which is supposed to have a lower glycemic index. This is what I came up with.

Spinach Pasta Alfredo

1 (15oz) jar Alfredo sauce
2 cups (loosely packed)  fresh spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
8-10 fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup sliced black olives
2 cups penne pasta, cooked and drained
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Italian seasoning

Place cooked pasta in a greased 9 or 10 inch baking dish. Heat sauce in medium sauce pan. Add spinach and basil leaves and cook until the leaves are wilted. Pour over pasta, toss until coated. Top with black olives, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle lightly with Italian seasoning. Bake about 10 minutes in a 400 degree oven until cheese melts and browns slightly. You could add mushrooms if you like, but I didn't have any when I made this. Enjoy!


  1. Okay, gang. The CatMaster has taken a nose dive. Say something nice. Please. Made the mistake of reading reviews on Goodreads.

  2. *Pick you up off the floor, handing you a ice bag*. You know you shouldn't be hitting the sauce before we get here. Screw Goodreads. It's only one opinion. We love you and your writing.

  3. Well, that's one heck of a noodle he's got!

    I learned many, many years ago to ignore reviews. I've been strafed so many times in newspapers my skin must be an inch thick. As Donna says, "It's only one opinion." Let 'em go suck eggs!!

  4. I try to ignore them, but sometimes they catch my eye when I'm checking sales ranking and such. Of course, I probably shouldn't look at rankings, either...

  5. Remember the compliments you receive. Forget the insults.

    If you can do this, please tell me how.

    Meanwhile, I'm gonna help this hunk make his own alfredo sauce!

  6. I'll let you know if I ever figure it out, Alicia. Have fun making sauce!

  7. Blah to all the haters. Blah to me as well. I work so early that I'm in bed before you make the new blog posts Cheryl! I really need to check when I get back home. I miss being here!

  8. We miss you too, Ana! Get some sleep!