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Barilla Mini Penne with Fresh Vegetables & Italian Herbs


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Barilla Mini Penne with Fresh Vegetables & Italian Herbs
PREPARATION TIME
15 minutes

DIFFICULTY
Easy

TYPE
Main course

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
CALORIES: 370
CARBOHYDRATE: 53.0g
PROTEIN: 12.0g
FAT: 14.0g

TYPE OF RECIPE
Vegetarian


Ingredients for 8 people


1 BOX Barilla® Mini Penne
1/3 CUP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 CUP Green Onion Sliced
1 ½ CUP Fennel Julienne (Reserve Top For Garnish)
1 PINT Cherry Tomato
9 OUNCES Fresh Baby Spinach
1/3 CUP Romano Cheese Grated



Preparation 5 minutes preparation + 10 minutes cooking
1. BRING a large pot of water to a boil

2. SAUTÉ green onions with olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes

3. ADD fennel sliced very thin and cherry tomatoes

4. Season with salt and pepper

5. Increase the heat and cook until the tomatoes are slightly blistered and the fennel is thoroughly cooked

6. STIR in spinach until cook until wilted

7. Meanwhile, COOK pasta according to package directions

8. Drain reserving a little of the pasta cooking water

9. COMBINE pasta with sauce mixture in the skillet

10. ADD reserved cooking water and cook until the liquid is completely reduced

11. STIR in cheese and fennel tops before serving