Linguine with Spinach and Asiago Cheese

This quick and easy pasta dish is a great last minute meal you can throw together and look like an Italian goddess. Use frozen spinach if you don't have any fresh on hand.

You’ll Need

  • 1 box whole wheat or spinach linguine
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)
  • ½ cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • Asiago cheese (for garnish)
  • ¼ tsp cracked black pepper

Prep and Cook

  • In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta until al dente.
  • Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the remaining cooking water.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add olive oil, onion, garlic and pine nuts and sauté for three minutes or until onion is cooked.
  • Add chopped spinach, tomatoes, cheese and salt to the skillet.
  • Saute for another few minutes or until spinach starts to wilt.
  • Add pasta to the skillet (or to a large pasta bowl) and combine ingredients until heated through, stirring in cooking water as needed.
  • Serve immediately with shaved Asiago cheese and freshly ground pepper.


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