Pasta-N-Spinach Sauce

This winter vegetable sauce can be made anytime for a quick delicious meal, or side dish, in less than 30 minutes.  I love that this recipe’s ingredients are usually always in my pantry and available when the craving hits.  I serve over a whole grain pasta but it can also be served with couscous, kamut, farro, or other whole grains that can stand up to a hearty sauce.  Make it soon, you will be hooked.  Enjoy!

Serves six

Olive oil of sautéing vegetables

2 carrots diced

1 onion chopped

4 cloves garlic minced

2 cans good quality diced tomatoes (can use plum tomatoes and cut up in can before using)

crushed red pepper to taste

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 box frozen spinach or 4 cups fresh spinach

3/4 cup 1/2 and 1/2

salt to taste if using low sodium tomatoes

fresh parmesan


Saute carrots, onion, and garlic on medium heat in 3 Tablespoons olive oil until soft, approximately 7-10 minutes.  Add diced tomatoes, spinach, red pepper and oregano and simmer on low for 20 minutes until flavors have developed.  Add 1/2 and 1/2 and serve warm sauce immediately over pasta of your choice. Top with fresh grated parmesan.



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