Simple Spinach and Red Bell Pepper Pasta

Simple Spinach and Red Bell Pepper Pasta

130 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 0% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

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


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



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).

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Very good and very simple! Added tomatoes and green chile for spice and tasted great! Also added some starchy pasta water to make more of a sauce. .
Valerie411 1w ago

This is a great, adaptable recipe. Yellow and orange peppers with a splash of Pinot Grigio Thumbs up. Thanks for sharing
jeffleggej5j4 3m ago

We made this for dinner tonight and it was awesome! Thanks for sharing!
bstanley03 1y ago

Loved this! Even kid friendly and that's always a plus.
melissa918 2y ago

This meal was quick and simple. It was also tasty and lovely colours. I would definitely make it again! Fabulous!
Wizard_Cook 2y 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 2y ago

This was quick, simple, and delicious!
whittinagregory 2y ago

Pretty quick and easy and yummy. I topped it with feta and it was delicious.
mgeiss 2y ago

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