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Monday, May 23, 2011

M.M.... Meatless Monday!

Today is Monday which means another "meatless Monday" recipe.   As I mentioned last week, I am trying to incorporate more vegetarian meals.  But, vegetarian meals that meat lovers will love.  We are meat eaters and that will not change... but everything in moderation, right?


So, last week's recipe can be found here!  The second "meatless" recipe I cooked is this veggie pasta.  I found it through a quick google search on All Recipes.  It is Suki's Spinach and Feta Pasta.  



Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups spinach leaves, packed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic, and cook until golden brown. Mix in tomatoes, mushrooms, and spinach. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook 2 minutes more, until tomatoes are heated through and spinach is wilted. Reduce heat to medium, stir in pasta and feta cheese, and cook until heated through.

The husband (who demands meat in meals) loved this recipe and gave it a 9.  I gave it a 7.  My sister and her husband also cooked it and they gave it a 8 and 7 respectively.  So, I would say this is a good and flavorful pasta option.  It is best eaten the day of.  It was not as good as leftovers- which is strange ... pasta is usually better the next day... right?  It lost some of its flavor when eaten for lunch the next day!  
Do you love meatless Monday?  Have a great recipe, send it my way!  Until next time...xoxo

1 comment:

  1. I am a big fan of the MM posts and hope you will keep them coming! We are in exactly the same situation in our household. Have done burritos and have done pastas, so I am eager to see what your next MM recipe is. You may have to get a little crazy! Thanks, LB

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