Simple Spinach and Red Bell Pepper Pasta

Simple Spinach and Red Bell Pepper Pasta

Ready in 30 minutes
131 review(s) averaging 4.4. 88% would make again

Top-ranked recipe named "Simple Spinach and Red Bell Pepper Pasta"

Share it:

This spinach and pepper pasta entree is simple, tasty, and filling!

"Very simple weeknight meal. I doubled the recipe. It wouldn't really have been enough for 4 as written. I added 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the pasta water at the end of cooking the vegetables - made the whole thing really creamy. I also added way more fresh basil than called for - about 1/3 cup when I tossed the pasta - don't cook with the onion and garlic if using fresh. I also added about 1/8 cup of olive oil when tossing and considerably more parmesan lots of salt and fresh ground pepper. I guess more is better!"

- pols005

Ingredients

Are you making this? 
2 cups uncooked penne pasta
1/2 medium Onion; chopped
3 cloves Garlic; minced, more or less to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon basil; (or 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped)
1 medium Red bell pepper; or yellow or green pepper, cut into strips
10 ounces Fresh spinach; coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon Salt; or to taste
Pepper; to taste, Freshly ground
parmesan cheese; to taste (optional), Freshly grated

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

Servings  
Original recipe makes 4 Servings Servings

Preparation

You've adjusted the recipe from 4 Servings (as originally posted) to 4 Servings. The ingredients above reflect 4 Servings, but the instructions reflect the as-posted 4 Servings. You may need to adjust the times, temperatures or quantities mentioned in the recipe below as needed.

Cook the pasta and drain.

Heat the oil over medium high heat, and cook the onion, garlic and basil until the onion is tender.

Add the pepper strips and cook for 3 minutes longer.

Stir in the spinach. Heat for another minute, until warmed through.

Toss with the pasta, and add salt and pepper.

Top with parmesan cheese (leave out for vegan version).

Credits

Added on Award Medal
Verified by stevemur

photo by lizmari lizmari

photo by BlizzardCooks BlizzardCooks

photo by Addaline Addaline

photo by TracieR TracieR

photo by ggabbbbyyy ggabbbbyyy

See 18 more photos
Calories Per Serving: 181 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Reviews for Simple Spinach and Red Bell Pepper Pasta All 131 reviews

I'd rate it:


sign in to add your comment


Recipe ideas by email


Reviews

Add yours!

We made this for dinner tonight and it was awesome! Thanks for sharing!
bstanley03 1 month ago
Loved this! Even kid friendly and that's always a plus.
melissa918 8 months ago
This meal was quick and simple. It was also tasty and lovely colours. I would definitely make it again! Fabulous!
Wizard_Cook 10 months ago
southrngurl 10 months ago
Almost forgot... I also substituted a Thai seasoning blend I bought at the grocery store for the chili powder. Not sure what chili powder the recipe intended, but regular chili powder certainly didn't seem right...
pols005 10 months ago
This was quick, simple, and delicious!
whittinagregory 10 months ago
superkitten905 11 month ago
Pretty quick and easy and yummy. I topped it with feta and it was delicious.
mgeiss 11 month ago
souriskiki87 11 month ago
Tastes really yummy. I used blended spinach with some mint and a dash of cilantro and it tasted perfect!
tuly008 11 month ago
Add unlimited recipes. Organize in custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free