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Garlic Butter & Tomato Pasta

Niky @ The House on Silverado
This garlic butter pasta comes together in less than 30 minutes. It's filled with plenty of fresh tomatoes and spinach. It's delicious as a vegetarian meal, or you can add pre-cooked sausage for a meatier meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 435 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces pasta spaghetti or linquine
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 links pre-cooked Italian sausage I used chicken Italian sausage
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls fresh spinach leaves
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions, until al dente.
  • As the pasta cooks, begin making the sauce. Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the garlic, tomatoes, and Italian seasoning to the butter and oil, cooking until the tomatoes soften and release their juices. Be careful not to let all the liquid evaporate.
  • Mix the spinach into the skillet and cook until wilted.
  • Add ¼ cup of the hot pasta water to the skillet, before draining the pasta.
  • Mix the drained pasta into the skillet, along with the Parmesan cheese. Toss to coat the pasta in the sauce. Season with more salt and pepper, and sprinkle more Parmesan over the top,if desired. Serve while hot.

Notes

  • This meal can be served as vegetarian by omitting the sausage links, and it's still delicious!
  • Regular, large-sized tomatoes can be subbed for cherry/grape.  Simply rough chop into chunks before adding.
  • You can save a step by purchasing fresh pasta from the refrigerated section of the grocery store.  No need to boil first-- just add to the hot sauce and allow to heat through and finish cooking.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be viewed as an estimate. Ingredients can vary and The House on Silverado makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 435kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 21gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8.25gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 500mgPotassium: 476mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2488IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 190mgIron: 2.5mg
Keyword 30-Minute Meal
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