baked pasta with spinach

ingredients (served 6-8):
1 lb. pasta
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs.), diced --- optional
1/4 cup olive oil
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
5 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1/4 cup white wine*
2 cups mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 350°. Set a large pot of water to boil. Once it comes to a rolling boil, salt it and cook the pasta until just al dente. Drain.

While the pasta is cooking, set a large skillet over medium heat. Once it’s hot, heat the olive oil then add the chicken. Brown the chicken on all sides – about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and simmer with the chicken until it’s fragrant and begins to turn golden – about 3 minutes.

Add the salt. spinach and white wine to the skillet and cook for an additional 3 – 5 minutes, or until the spinach begins to wilt. Toss the contents of the skillet with the pasta and place in a casserole dish. Cover with cheese and bake for 25 minutes.

*you can either go without the wine or use some sort of broth like vegetable or chicken.

recipe found here.


tubathespian said...

Oo, that sounds tasty! If I don't like wine in my food (not necessarily a religious thing, it just makes me sick), what do you recommend as a substitute?

rebecca said...

this looks right up my alley + some spinach sneaked in.

Lauren said...

That looks delicious.

It's probably not the best idea to look at food blogs when you're hungry.. :]

Rebekka Seale said...

That looks like such a perfect supper. And I agree with Lauren above!!!

Lauren said...

this looks so delish!

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

I could definitely handle this recipe...especially when I know it turns out looking this good ;) oxox {av}

p.s. less than four days to get your entries in for my huge Whiting & Davis giveaway! a handbag of your choice could be yours...don't miss out :)

Ashley said...

YUM! i need to try this! :)

linnea paulina said...

Mmm! I'm a big fan of baked pasta dishes. This one looks delicious and simple. I just found your blog and am having a great time reading about your cooking adventures... then I'm going to hop over to your other blog and check out your traveling adventures! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend Emily!

Emily said...

while this looks delish and gar maybe begged me to make it. I need something new! whattheheck am i supposed to cook if you don't tell me what to cook (and how to cook it)? :) blink.

Eventful Life and Style said...

YUMM!! I am such a sucker for these pasta dishes!!