Spinach Parmesan Pasta
8 ounces uncooked pasta (we used whole wheat Capellini)
3 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
5-6 cups packed baby spinach
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1. Add the pasta to a large pot of boiling salted water and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Set pasta aside.
2. Using the same pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in the pasta and spinach. Gently toss and cook until spinach leaves are wilted. If the pasta starts to dry out, add in some of the reserved pasta water. We usually add about 1/3 cup. Stir in 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese and toss until combined. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
3. Pour pasta into a large bowl. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
NOTE: use DeLallo’s Whole Wheat Capellini (angel hair) pasta because it cooks quickly! Feel free to use your favorite pasta.