Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tasty Pasta dish

This dish I just created this week for dinner and it was quite tasty, sorry no pictures though. We had a bag of fresh spinach we bought on clearance at Meijer in the fall and just through it in the freezer. Last week Meijer also had Buttoni pastas on sale as well. I thawed out the spinach and put it in the food processor with 3 cloves of garlic, a generous amount of ricotta cheese and a some cottage cheese and then blended it all together to make a sauce. While that was blending, I boiled water for the Spinach Buttoni tortellini. Once the water boils add some olive oil so the pasta doesn't stick. Then add the tortellini and let it cook for 7-9 minutes. I turned mine off when all of the tortellini floated to the top of the pot and puffed up. Drain the pasta. Add the pasta to the spinach sauce and mix together. Put in a baking dish, top with favorite cheese and bake in a 350 degree oven for about a half hour. Quick, easy and tasty!