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Monday, June 16, 2014

Penne with Tomatoes, Spinach, and Kale

I just love when you play around with some ingredients and come out with a dinner that has your family raving and begging for more.  My little one was squealing wanting more, my tomato hater actually loved the tomatoes the most, they all begged for the same meal again the next night, and I actually had one child licking his plate.  (Ssshh, don't tell his father)  We did all agree that it could be spruced up a bit the next time, and we decided on what ingredients to add then, but for now I will share the recipe as is.

Penne with Tomatoes, Spinach, and Kale


2 - 12 oz packages of penne
1 large handful of spinach, roughly chopped
1 large handful of kale, roughly chopped
1-1/2 packages of grape or cherry tomatoes, rinsed and cut in half
1 tomato, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup vegan butter
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 splash white wine
1 tbsp. basil
salt and pepper to taste


Cook pasta according to package directions.  Meanwhile in a large pan, melt butter.  Add garlic to the pan, and cook about 1 minute.  Add tomatoes, spinach, kale, lemon juice, white wine, basil, salt & pepper.  Stir and heat through until spinach and kale are wilted.  Add to the drained pasta and serve.  (Tastes good hot or cold)

Serves about 6-8 Main Dish Servings
(I have 4 growing boys and a hubby, adjust to your family's portion sizes)


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