Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pasta with Spinach, Pine Nuts, and Feta

Hello World!  I hope all are happy and well this fine Wednesday.  Back in August, my sweet blogging friend Nici from Posed Perfection shared this recipe that had me at pine nuts.  I love pine nuts...maybe a little too much.  

Anyhoo, when we had a family party for The Dedicated Husband's birthday, I thought what a great time to try this out.  I also tried out several other recipes as well which I will be sharing in the next couple of weeks.  
Pasta with Spinach, Pine Nuts, and Feta

Pasta with Spinach, Pine Nuts, and Feta

1 Tbsp. butter
8 Tbsp. olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts (I used way more to satisfy my love for them)
5 garlic cloves
2 10oz. packages frozen, chopped spinach (thawed and drained)
4 large roma tomatoes, finely chopped
12 oz. tub crumbled feta cheese
2 16oz. boxes of penne pasta

Cook the pasta according to the package directions.  Melt butter with 2 Tbsp. oil.  Saute pine nuts and garlic until light brown.  Add the spinach and the finely chopped tomatoes and heat through.  Place cooked pasta in a serving dish, add remaining oil and toss.  Pour the spinach/pine nut mixture over pasta and toss.  Add the feta cheese, season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese.

Do you notice what is missing?  Parmesan cheese.  I couldn't wait to eat this, so I grabbed my camera, snapped a couple of shots and then snarfed it down.  Then I realized, that I had forgotten the parmesan cheese.  If you are itching to see a pic with parmesan cheese, head on over to Posed Perfection.  Nici was patient enough to take her pictures after the she completed the entire recipe.  Blame it on the pine nuts. 

Thank you Nici for such a great recipe.  This one is going in the family box of recipes!  

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Wishing all a beautiful week and remember to be kind to one another. 

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  1. This looks so yummy I would "snarf" it down too!!

  2. I love simple recipes like this. I'm your newest follower. I just found you through Debbiedoo's and just linked up to linky party for the first time. Thanks for hosting! I hope you'll follow me back at

  3. This looks so delicious! Definitely pinning it to my recipe board.

  4. Kathryn, your pasta dish looks so good. I would have never thought adding Feta cheese to Pasta. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Awww, thanks so much for the sweet "shout out". I am so glad you liked it. It's definitely one of my favorite pasta dishes. Have a wonderful week!

  6. This sounds both healthy and delicious...thank you for sharing the recipe.(-:

  7. This would be soooooooooooooooo for my lunch :)

  8. This looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing... I really need to branch out with my cooking :)

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  9. Oh my yummy goodness! What a wonderfully healthy recipe filled with flavor! Zip-zap, I'm making that!

  10. You can't go wrong with that combination of ingredients. Yum! Best wishes, Tammy

  11. How yummy looking! Thanks so much for sharing it at my party. Have a great week!
    House on the Way

  12. You had me at Feta! I love anything with Feta. I'm pinning this for my next pasta meal to try. Yummy!

  13. Sounds delicious! Thanks so much for linking and sharing with us at Ivy and Elephants. We are featuring you this week! Please stop by and grab a featured button.

  14. That looks lovely, very clean and fresh! Hello from Sydney Australia.

  15. Gosh, this sounds nice! I love penne, not least because I try to fit one on each of the tines of my fork! The pine nuts and spinach sound wonderful together, like a deconstructed pesto. Thank you for sharing!