Last week, I bought a big bag of spinach leaves to make a salad for our Branch Christmas Party. I mean Sam's Club big. I used about half of it for the salad and wondered what I would do with the other half. Tuesday night came around and I had nothing planned for dinner. I hate when that happens. So, I scoured the pantry and fridge and came up with this concoction. I loved it! Even my 3 year-old liked it. It was a tasty dinner that was easy and healthy. I love when that happens.
1/2 box whole wheat penne pasta
1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. butter
4 cups fresh spinach
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper
Make pasta according to directions on box. In a skillet, melt butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 2 minutes. Add spinach and seasonings. Cook until spinach welts. Add pasta to skillet and stir. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.