This is one of our go-to recipes for a quick and easy weeknight meal. We almost always have the ingredients on hand. It only takes 20 minutes, but it tastes like a gourmet pasta dish! Plus, we like to exclude meat from our diets at least one day out of the week, so this is a great meal for Meatless Mondays and for vegetarians. Follow these instructions for a dish you’ll come back to over and over!
Makes 3-4 servings.
- 1/2 box of penne (or pasta of your choice)
- 1.5-2 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup of chopped button or crimini mushrooms
- 5-6 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tbs. olive oil
- 1/2 cup of dry white wine
- 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper, to taste
While penne is boiling, chop mushrooms and garlic. Sautee mushrooms in olive oil for 5 minutes, then add the garlic and saute for an additional minute.
Add white wine, and let reduce for about 5 minutes. Then add spinach and saute until wilted, about 2 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and red pepper.
Drain the pasta, and toss in the saucepan. Serve, and top with grated parmesan cheese.
Notes: For some added protein, you can throw in some grilled chicken. You can also nix the pasta and cut the wine and garlic in half for a delicious spinach mushroom side dish!